1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 6-10 12
Finishing 3rd in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Semifinal
Coach: John Payne (6-10)
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Roster
1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Results

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 6 wins and 10 losses for 12 points, finishing third in the CFL's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Hamilton scored 280 points, while the defense conceded 338. Tom Clements threw for 1,809 yards. Leif Pettersen led the receiving corps, grabbing 56 receptions for 838 yards.

Ron Rowland carried the ball for a team-high 814 yards for the Tiger-Cats.

Harold Woods picked off 5 opponent throws.

John Payne coached the team. The 1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost in the Division Semifinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Tom Clements21113061.618098.6104.773.35291.1
Ed Smith1406143.67945.742.91410.05332.0
Dave Marler893943.85496.222.2910.13232.2
Charlie Weatherbie13646.217513.517.717.75986.2
Zenon Andrusyshyn11100.01919.000.000.019118.8
Mark Manges11218.260.500.000.0939.6
John Holland100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ron Rowland1798144.545 2
Neil Lumsden994384.416 5
Tom Clements221456.621 1
Jim Reid261335.115 0
Dave Marler12857.127 1
Rufus Crawford8658.121 1
Dexter Green23642.815 0
Ed Smith13584.519 0
Bill Harrison5193.80
Mark Manges2168.00
Charlie Weatherbie393.013 0
Zac Henderson188.00
Brock Aynsley1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals39418514.745 10


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leif Pettersen5683815.052 4
John Holland3758215.753 2
Ron Rowland3542012.056 0
Brock Aynsley2238217.459 4
Neil Lumsden211426.821 3
Lawrie Skolrood1727516.232 0
Gord Paterson1323818.337 1
Kerry Smith1217114.232 1
Craig Labbett810913.617 1
Jim Reid6579.518 0
Rufus Crawford55410.831 1
Dexter Green3258.317 0
Bill Harrison23115.524 0
Harold Woods11919.019 0
Steve Ackroyd199.00
Totals239335214.059 17


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Zenon Andrusyshyn161593.8201050.0627168662.490051
Neil Lumsden77100.012866.74136
Dave Marler33100.0400.0306


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Zac Henderson58225938.9802
Zenon Andrusyshyn51220543.2664
Dave Marler1981242.7651

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
David Shaw444219.681 0
Bill Hatanaka16694.317 0
John Holland17613.612 0
Harold Woods9546.012 0
Dexter Green7517.319 0
Leif Pettersen44812.018 0
Rufus Crawford44010.013 0
Kerry Smith6366.013 0
Larry Dorsey11010.010 0
Bill Harrison188.00
Jack Blair100.00
Al Dosant1-4-4.0-4 0
Totals1117947.281 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Harold Woods1841623.150 0
Bill Hatanaka922424.931 0
Ron Rowland918820.935 0
Al Dosant610116.823 0
John Holland68914.827 0
Rufus Crawford36923.024 0
Dexter Green36220.724 0
Bill Harrison23517.520 0
Larry Butler23417.018 0
Leif Pettersen11313.013 0
Ray Clark166.00
Totals60123720.650 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Harold Woods5397.835 0
Ike Thomas36220.751 0
David Shaw36120.333 0
Zac Henderson331.00
Larry Dorsey14242.042 0
Ben Zambiasi14242.042 0
Jesse O'Neal12727.027 1
Randy Graham199.00
Totals1828515.851 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
Neil Lumsden53087584
Zenon Andrusyshyn10151055
Leif Pettersen400000126
Brock Aynsley0400024
Dave Marler1003413
Ron Rowland20000012
John Holland20000012
Rufus Crawford110000012
Jack Blair010006
Craig Labbett10006
Gord Paterson10006
Jesse O'Neal100006
Tom Clements10006
Kerry Smith100006
Zac Henderson0000022


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