1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 11-3 22
Finishing 1st in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Won Grey Cup
Coach: Jerry Williams (11-3)
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Roster
1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Results

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 11 wins and 3 losses for 22 points, finishing first in the CFL's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

Hamilton scored 372 points, while the solid defensive unit allowed 262. Chuck Ealey passed for 2,573 yards. Tony Gabriel led pass catchers, grabbing 49 receptions, while Garney Henley contributed 881 receiving yards.

Dave Buchanan carried the ball for a team-high 1,163 yards for the Tiger-Cats.

The opportunistic defense pounced on 64 turnovers. Al Brenner picked off 15 opponent throws.

Jerry Williams coached the team. The 1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats won the Grey Cup.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Chuck Ealey25314858.5257310.2228.783.276109.0
Wally Gabler341647.134110.012.938.8056.1
Rick Shaw4375.0225.500.000.0887.5
Garney Henley11100.01515.000.000.015118.8
Bill Van Burkleo2150.010.5150.000.0195.8
Dave Buchanan100.000.000.01100.000.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Buchanan26311634.452 4
Chuck Ealey875155.947 4
Dave Fleming813304.120 4
Garney Henley47017.550 1
Dick Wesolowski492.21
Bill Van Burkleo231.511 0
Wally Gabler001
Tommy Coffey1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals44220874.752 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Gabriel4973315.049 3
Garney Henley3688124.576 7
Tommy Coffey2743216.037 8
Dave Buchanan2527511.068 3
Bob Richardson1525116.736 1
Dave Fleming1331023.858 2
Gord Christian47017.524 0
Totals169295217.576 24


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Ian Sunter454497.8381436.8749257352.580093
Doug Mitchell00000947953.28500


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Bill Van Burkleo88348439.6532
Ian Sunter2067633.8470
Paul McKay831939.9710

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gerry Sternberg442996.834 0
Dave Clarke552584.713 0
Garney Henley4328.012 0
John Williams100.00
Al Brenner1-1-1.0-1 0
Bill Van Burkleo1-2-2.0-2 0
Totals1065865.534 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lew Porter1861434.198 1
Dave Clarke1547731.8102 1
Tony Gabriel6223.712 0
Bob Richardson2126.012 0
Bruce Smith100.00
Gord Christian100.00
Jerry Gantt100.00
Totals44112525.6102 2


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Brenner1516711.141 0
John Williams811414.231 1
Gerry Sternberg4307.521 0
Rick Shaw33612.020 0
Lew Porter25025.027 0
George Wells294.50
Mark Kosmos200.00
Bruce Smith199.00
Bob Krouse144.00
Mike Blum100.00
Totals3941910.741 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Ian Sunter1444793
Garney Henley17000048
Tommy Coffey0800048
Dave Buchanan4300042
Dave Fleming4200036
Tony Gabriel30200030
Chuck Ealey400024
Lew Porter10100012
Wally Gabler10006
Bob Richardson100006
John Williams010006
Dick Wesolowski10006
Bruce Smith0010006
Dave Clarke010006
Bill Van Burkleo000022


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