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1971 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 7-7 14
Finishing 2nd in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 1-1-1 Lost Conference Final
Coach: Al Dorow (7-7)
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1971 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Roster
1971 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Results

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses for 14 points, finishing second in the CFL's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1-1.

The Tiger-Cats scored 242 points, and the rigid defensive squad yielded 246. Joe Zuger passed for 1,632 yards. Tommy Coffey led all receivers, grabbing 28 receptions for 423 yards. Lew Porter and Dave Fleming contributed to the receiving game also.

Dick Wesolowski carried the ball for a team-high 332 yards for Hamilton, while Max Anderson and Dave Fleming additionally buoyed the ground attack.

The ball-hawking defense created 71 turnovers, best in the league. Al Brenner picked off 9 opponent throws.

Al Dorow coached the team. The 1971 Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost in the Conference Final.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Joe Zuger26512948.716326.283.0197.210848.5
Wally Gabler381642.12376.225.3410.55541.1
Dave Buchanan3266.76822.7133.300.041149.3
John Manel12541.7574.800.0216.72117.0
Max Anderson100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dick Wesolowski813324.131 0
Dave Fleming882873.326 1
Max Anderson722673.727 2
Dave Buchanan622133.423 0
Steve Worster23723.10
Lew Porter8516.447 1
Wally Gabler22311.521 0
Frank Quayle14120.91
Joe Zuger22120.51
Ed Turek199.00
Saul Zemaitis155.00
John Manel3-1-0.30
Totals37712823.447 6


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tommy Coffey2842315.149 2
Dave Fleming2440016.7108 2
Lew Porter2334715.141 3
Tony Gabriel2028514.236 1
Dick Wesolowski151228.143 0
Gord Christian1114613.321 1
Bobby Taylor111089.80
Dave Buchanan8567.020 1
Steve Worster58316.655 1
Max Anderson4-7-1.80
Frank Quayle12222.022 0
Garney Henley199.00
Totals151199413.2108 11


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Tommy Coffey272696.3271140.75000064
Doug Mitchell0000040230357.68622


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Joe Zuger141684048.5769
Paul McKay731645.1701

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Turek652664.121 0
Paul McKay382356.226 0
Garney Henley1117115.533 0
Doug Mitchell111.00
Gig Perez1-6-6.0-6 0
Totals1167206.233 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Garney Henley1125222.935 0
Lew Porter923826.434 0
Dave Fleming513126.229 0
Max Anderson59619.229 0
Dave Buchanan59418.826 0
Tony Gabriel22311.510 0
Doug Dersch11313.013 0
Dick Wesolowski166.00
Al Brenner100.00
Totals4085321.335 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Brenner917819.851 1
Garney Henley711616.629 1
John Williams511022.083 1
Paul McKay3144.712 0
Seth Miller200.00
Mike Blum200.00
Gig Perez13131.031 0
Bob Krouse11111.011 0
Gerry Sternberg133.00
Totals3146314.983 3

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Tommy Coffey21126576
Lew Porter13000024
Dave Fleming12000018
Joe Zuger100915
Max Anderson20000012
Al Brenner01100012
Frank Quayle100006
Gig Perez0010006
John Williams010006
Dick Wesolowski00010006
Emery Hicks10006
Steve Worster010006
Garney Henley000100006
Tony Gabriel100006
Ed Chalupka10006
Dave Buchanan0100006
Gord Christian10006
John Baker10006
Doug Mitchell000022
Paul McKay000011


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