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1983 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 5-10-1 11
Finishing 3rd in the CFL's East Division
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Division Final
Coach: Al Bruno (1-2-1)
Coach: Bud Riley (4-8)
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1983 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Roster
1983 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Results

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 5 wins and 10 losses and 1 ties for 11 points, finishing third in the CFL's East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

Hamilton ran up 389 points, while the shaky defensive squad conceded 498. Tom Clements threw for 2,416 yards, and Dieter Brock played quarterback, too. Keith Baker grabbed 66 receptions, while Ron Johnson contributed 914 receiving yards. Johnny Shepherd and Rocky DiPietro were targeted regularly also.

Johnny Shepherd carried the ball for a team-high 1,069 yards for the Tiger-Cats.

Felix Wright picked off 6 opponent throws. Grover Covington topped the defensive unit with 10 quarterback sacks.

Al Bruno and Bud Riley coached the team. The 1983 Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost in the Division Final.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Tom Clements32319058.824167.5195.9154.68682.5
Dieter Brock19711457.912416.384.163.04977.4
Jeff Tedford341750.02146.300.0411.86730.4
Pete Gales13646.2433.300.017.71922.3
Bernie Ruoff11100.03636.000.000.036118.8
Keith Baker100.000.000.01100.000.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnny Shepherd19710695.462 1
Mark Bragagnolo401974.912 0
Rufus Crawford351143.317 5
Rocky DiPietro02525 0
Dieter Brock14241.72
Tom Clements12181.50
Pete Gales6162.714 0
Dave Graffi5112.20
Keith Baker2105.016 0
Jeff Tedford691.510 0
Bernie Ruoff155.00
Totals31814984.762 8


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Keith Baker6691113.852 10
Johnny Shepherd5858310.166 4
Rocky DiPietro5669312.436 2
Ron Johnson5391417.286 6
Rufus Crawford443508.046 1
Mark Bragagnolo332577.820 2
Scott Collie1115213.830 2
Steve Kearns3258.316 0
Dom Vetro24723.539 0
Wayne Lee11212.012 0
Dave Graffi166.00
Totals328395012.086 27


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Bernie Ruoff3535100.0423173.8864368757.6903139


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Bernie Ruoff150710847.49610

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rufus Crawford514789.432 0
Howard Fields474659.960 0
Felix Wright7365.111 0
Mark Streeter4256.20
Keith Baker5214.211 0
Dom Vetro11414.014 0
John Priestner2115.50
Mark Young133.00
Totals11810538.960 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnny Shepherd2873826.461 0
Rufus Crawford2149323.546 0
Howard Fields47318.232 0
Dave Graffi4358.815 0
Mark Young11515.015 0
Mark Streeter11414.014 0
Kelly Hamilton11414.014 0
John Priestner2147.00
Rocky DiPietro11111.011 0
Ed Gataveckas188.00
Pat Brady188.00
Leo Ezerins100.00
Totals66142321.661 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Felix Wright614023.362 1
Gerald Bess414536.2102 2
Mark Streeter34515.038 1
Howard Fields33411.333 0
Mark Young25125.534 0
Ben Zambiasi24221.028 0
Mike McIntyre23618.029 0
Mitchell Price188.00
John Priestner188.00
Jeff Tedford133.00
Totals2551220.5102 4


Player No. Yds Avg.
Grover Covington10.00.00.0
Mike Walker8.00.00.0
Mitchell Price6.50.00.0
John Priestner4.00.00.0
Dave Sauve3.50.00.0
Claude Mathews3.50.00.0
Mike Barker3.50.00.0
Leo Ezerins3.00.00.0
Greg Gary2.50.00.0
Ben Zambiasi2.00.00.0
Felix Wright1.50.00.0
Mickey Sutton1.00.00.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Bernie Ruoff0313521149
Keith Baker0100000162
Ron Johnson600036
Rufus Crawford510000036
Johnny Shepherd14000030
Scott Collie200012
Dieter Brock200012
Mark Bragagnolo0200012
Rocky DiPietro02000012
Gerald Bess200012
Felix Wright0100006
Mark Streeter00100006
Steve Kearns000012


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