1981 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 5-11 10
Finishing 2nd in the CFL's East Division
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Grey Cup
Coach: George Brancato (5-11)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1981 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster
1981 Ottawa Rough Riders Results

The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 5 wins and 11 losses for 10 points, finishing second in the CFL's East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

The Rough Riders labored to change the scoreboard with just 278 points, and the shaky defensive squad conceded 618, most in the league. Jordan Case tossed for 1,521 yards. Tony Gabriel grabbed 73 receptions for 1,006 yards, while Kelvin Kirk contributed to the receiving game, too.

Richard Crump carried the ball for a team-high 440 yards for Ottawa, while Sam Platt additionally buoyed the ground attack.

Jon Sutton picked off 5 opponent throws. Greg Marshall sacked quarterbacks 9 times.

George Brancato coached the team. The 1981 Ottawa Rough Riders lost in the Grey Cup.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Jordan Case20912961.715217.3104.873.35285.8
J.C. Watts1427754.29576.732.1117.75350.1
Kevin Starkey824048.85737.033.7911.04944.5
Ron Calcagni623556.55488.823.269.74357.1
Richard Crump11100.
Jeff Avery11100.
Gerry Organ100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Richard Crump974404.523 3
Sam Platt994274.355 1
J.C. Watts372607.026 1
Jim Reid301836.119 0
Jordan Case321755.521 0
Ron Calcagni9879.720 0
John Park17774.514 0
Kevin Starkey9444.918 0
Calvin Fance8303.82
Gerry Organ11515.015 0
Kelvin Kirk2136.510 1
Totals34117515.155 8


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Gabriel73100613.846 5
Bruce Walker4448211.052 3
Kelvin Kirk3880421.253 6
Jim Reid262589.919 1
Pat Stoqua2032616.340 0
Richard Crump201668.342 0
Sam Platt20834.216 1
Jeff Avery1415110.821 1
John Park12988.242 0
Wiley Pitts1018918.948 0
Martin Cox3268.711 0
Peter Stenerson2199.510 1
John Glassford155.00
Totals283361312.853 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Gerry Organ2828100.0382873.7555297254.0881118


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Gerry Organ123516742.0644

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Randy Rhino7391812.656 0
Kelvin Kirk2332214.092 1
Bruce Walker6559.223 0
Mike Davis4369.015 0
Carl Brazley273.510 0
Totals108133812.492 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ricky Barden1841623.141 0
Kelvin Kirk1533622.435 0
Sam Platt1127725.230 0
Mike Davis717024.335 0
Calvin Fance310334.336 0
Carl Brazley59619.228 0
Jim Reid58216.422 0
Derrek Peels36220.731 0
Richard Crump24623.027 0
John Park100.00
Totals70158822.741 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jon Sutton510921.886 0
Jerome Stanton36120.334 0
Larry Brune382.70
Billy Hardee320.70
Jim Burrow23115.521 0
Randy Rhino22412.024 0
Greg Grimes2157.513 0
Ricky Barden13636.036 0
Mike Davis13030.030 0
Ron Foxx11010.010 1
John Glassford155.00
Carl Brazley100.00
Totals2533113.286 1


Player No. Yds Avg.
Greg Marshall9.00.00.0
Rick Sowieta6.00.00.0
Ron Simmons3.00.00.0
Mike Raines2.50.00.0
Jim Piaskoski2.00.00.0
Eric Manns2.00.00.0
Larry Brune2.00.00.0
Mike Peerman1.00.00.0
Doug Seymour1.00.00.0
John Glassford1.00.00.0
Glenn Cook1.00.00.0
Carl Brazley1.00.00.0
Ron Foxx0.50.00.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Gerry Organ0282810122
Kelvin Kirk161000048
Tony Gabriel500030
Richard Crump30000018
Bruce Walker3000018
Calvin Fance2000012
Sam Platt11000012
J.C. Watts10006
Ron Foxx100006
Randy Rhino0010006
Peter Stenerson10006
Jim Reid0100006
Greg Marshall10006
Jeff Avery10006
John Glassford00000012