1983 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 8-8 16
Finishing 2nd in the CFL's East Division
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Semifinal
Coach: George Brancato (8-8)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1983 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster
1983 Ottawa Rough Riders Results

The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses for 16 points, finishing second in the CFL's East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Rough Riders labored to change the scoreboard with just 353 points, and the defensive squad surrendered 393. J.C. Watts threw for 3,089 yards. Dave Newman led pass catchers, grabbing 34 receptions, while Ty Gray contributed 693 receiving yards. Skip Walker, Donnie Little, Pat Stoqua and Jim Reid each provided receiving help, too.

Skip Walker carried the ball for a team-high 1,431 yards for Ottawa.

Junior Robinson intercepted 4 opponent throws. Greg Marshall topped pass rushers with 15.5 quarterback sacks.

George Brancato coached the team. The 1983 Ottawa Rough Riders lost in the Division Semifinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
J.C. Watts35817548.930898.6185.0205.66572.3
Chris Isaac633657.15719.146.31015.99169.0
Prince McJunkins461941.32345.112.224.32346.8
Kevin Starkey21838.1653.100.0314.3197.1
Donnie Little4375.05513.800.000.026116.7
Ken Clark100.
Skip Walker100.000.000.01100.000.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Skip Walker23814316.056 10
J.C. Watts765527.329 5
Prince McJunkins373288.931 0
Chris Isaac12907.523 0
Kevin Starkey44310.811 0
Jim Reid13413.214 0
Dave Newman33110.312 0
Maurice Doyle7243.410 0
Gerry Organ11919.019 0
Mike Collymore11818.018 0
Donnie Little2189.015 0
Mariet Ford133.00
Totals39525986.656 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Newman3466219.556 8
Pat Stoqua3358017.641 4
Jim Reid3240812.865 0
Donnie Little2945215.631 1
Ty Gray2869324.891 5
Skip Walker2831711.348 1
Mike Collymore2543417.459 1
Mariet Ford1113312.115 2
Kelvin Kirk611719.559 0
Phil Charron610818.026 0
Carl Powell55511.018 0
Mike Hudson12121.021 0
J.C. Watts11414.014 0
Steve Harrison11414.014 0
Maurice Doyle166.01
Totals241401416.791 23


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Gerry Organ3434100.0453066.71364357755.9690137


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Gerry Organ95406642.8592
Ken Clark36155743.2581

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Newman524849.345 0
Mariet Ford3048316.1101 1
Donnie Little262118.127 0
Pat Stoqua131219.316 0
Kelvin Kirk7679.616 0
Ricky Barden7436.117 0
Totals135140910.4101 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Skip Walker1948925.798 1
Ricky Barden1841022.840 0
Mariet Ford924427.154 0
Donnie Little410726.832 0
Ivory Curry410125.235 0
Dave Newman36321.024 0
Kelvin Kirk35919.721 0
Jim Reid23115.523 0
Pat Stoqua11313.013 0
Ian Beckstead11111.011 0
Maurice Doyle155.00
Larry Tittley100.00
Totals66153323.298 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Junior Robinson44110.218 0
John Lynch37224.044 0
Ricky Barden3279.027 0
Charles Cornelius26733.546 0
Don Jones25125.547 0
Al Washington284.00
Ken Miller200.00
Darryl Smith200.00
Rick Sowieta200.00
Charles Johnson100.00
Totals2326611.647 0


Player No. Yds Avg.
Greg Marshall15.50.00.0
Gary Dulin11.50.00.0
Jack Williams9.00.00.0
Mark Seale8.50.00.0
Rick Sowieta4.00.00.0
Al Washington1.50.00.0
Junior Robinson1.00.00.0
Randy Fournier0.50.00.0
Ricky Barden0.50.00.0

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 Organ0303415139
Skip Walker1011000174
Dave Newman080000048
Ty Gray500030
J.C. Watts5000030
Pat Stoqua40000024
Mariet Ford021000018
Maurice Doyle0100006
Mike Collymore010006
Donnie Little01000006
Ken Clark0011