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1973 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 9-5 18
Finishing 1st in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 2-0 Won Grey Cup
Coach: Jack Gotta (9-5)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1973 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster
1973 Ottawa Rough Riders Results

The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1973 season with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses for 18 points, finishing first in the CFL's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-0.

The Rough Riders chalked up 275 points, and the rigid defensive squad surrendered 234. Rick Cassata passed for 1,255 yards, and Jerry Keeling spent time under center, too. Rhome Nixon grabbed 38 receptions, while Hugh Oldham contributed 701 receiving yards.

Jim Evenson carried the ball for a team-high 909 yards for Ottawa.

The sticky-fingered defense led the way with 56 turnovers, topping in the league. Al Marcelin picked off 8 opponent throws.

Jack Gotta coached the team. The 1973 Ottawa Rough Riders won the Grey Cup.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Rick Cassata1779453.112557.142.363.45269.3
Jerry Keeling1658652.111757.1116.742.48987.3
Frank Dimaggio10220.0424.200.0220.0455.0
Jim Foley100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Evenson2119094.325 4
Arthur Green542234.114 2
Rick Cassata341283.814 1
Art Cantrelle351273.618 0
Jim Foley201266.321 0
Jerry Keeling111019.246 0
Terry Wellesley12534.420 0
Wayne Giardino15342.30
Frank Dimaggio3186.013 0
Moe Racine133.00
Dick Adams1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals39717194.346 7


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rhome Nixon3849313.046 6
Hugh Oldham3270121.989 6
Tom Pullen2437515.642 0
Jim Foley1926113.726 1
Jim Evenson171247.330 0
Arthur Green161428.929 0
Art Cantrelle12937.812 0
Terry Wellesley1017017.052 1
Wayne Giardino8516.424 1
Billy Cooper23216.019 0
Gerry Organ22713.516 0
Lee Fobbs231.50
Totals182247213.689 15


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Gerry Organ2525100.0483164.6537197053.2700123


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dick Adams112454340.659
Gerry Organ1038738.758
Jim Foley14848.048

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dick Adams573275.730 0
Jim Foley251646.616 0
Rod Woodward171076.324 0
Billy Cooper18522.911 0
John Kruspe100.00
Totals1186505.530 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Marcelin2043621.838 0
Jim Foley717525.039 0
Arthur Green48220.524 0
Rod Woodward48120.222 0
Dick Adams33812.719 0
Danny Dever166.00
Frank Reid100.00
Totals4081820.439 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Al Marcelin88110.131 0
Jerry Campbell511623.236 0
Dick Adams47819.532 0
Rod Woodward36822.764 1
John Kruspe23316.525 0
Wayne Tosh2178.515 0
Chuck Zapiec2168.012 0
Willie McKelton14040.040 0
Jim Piaskoski133.00
Totals2845216.164 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
Gerry Organ031255123
Hugh Oldham600036
Rhome Nixon600036
Jim Evenson4000024
Arthur Green20000012
Wayne Giardino010006
Jim Foley01000006
Dick Adams000010006
Rod Woodward00100006
Terry Wellesley010006
Rick Cassata10006


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