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1958 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 13-3 26
Finishing 1st in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union
Postseason: 3-1 Won Grey Cup
Coach: Bud Grant (13-3)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1958 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Roster
1958 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Results

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League ended the 1958 season with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses for 26 points, finishing first in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-1.

Offensively, the Blue Bombers led the league with 361 points. The defense proved to be a force, as Winnipeg surrendered 182 points, lowest in the league. Leo Lewis rushed for a team-high 1,164 yards, while Charlie Shepard additionally contributed to the rushing attack.

Jim Van Pelt passed for 1,445 yards. Leo Lewis led pass catchers, catching 31 balls for 679 yards. Ernie Pitts provided receiving help, too.

Gordie Rowland intercepted 6 opponent throws.

Bud Grant coached the team. The 1958 Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the Grey Cup.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Jim Van Pelt1609056.214459.095.6106.210779.3
Kenny Ploen773342.96268.145.256.56161.9
Barry Roseborough311135.52207.113.2412.96832.4
Leo Lewis131076.921716.7215.400.055157.9
Charlie Shepard3266.75217.3133.300.041149.3


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leo Lewis16711647.047 8
Charlie Shepard1789255.270 11
Gerry James643725.821 2
Kenny Ploen673665.535 0
John Varone652503.814 0
Bob McNamara402365.940 0
Jim Van Pelt381714.524 2
Tony Kehrer321584.916 1
Gordie Rowland13906.912 0
Bob Stransky19794.218 1
Rick Potter55511.022 0
Pepe Latourelle26542.113 3
Gene Wlasiuk3144.70
Nick Miller294.50
Ed Kotowich188.00
Jim Tonn177.00
Ernie Pitts166.00
Barry Roseborough4-7-1.80
Totals72639575.570 28


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leo Lewis3167921.961 3
Ernie Pitts2655221.2107 6
Bob McNamara1824913.841 2
Frank Gilliam1523315.530 2
Charlie Shepard1113212.038 0
Pepe Latourelle916218.024 2
John Varone916017.855 1
Kenny Ploen88710.924 0
Gordie Rowland611318.830 1
Keith Pearce35016.719 0
Norm Rauhaus34816.026 0
Jim Tonn22412.026 0
Tony Kehrer12929.029 0
Gerry James11717.017 0
Bob Stransky11111.011 0
Willard Dewveall199.00
Jim Van Pelt155.00
Totals146256017.5107 17


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Jim Van Pelt322681.213861.5342222152.966053
Gerry James13969.26466.701997851.564021


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Charlie Shepard143632444.27910
Gerry Vincent418646.5551
Gordie Rowland14747.0470

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gordie Rowland564788.526 0
Pepe Latourelle804675.817 0
Gene Wlasiuk4379.219 0
Norm Rauhaus2189.012 0
Gerry Vincent100.00
Bob Stransky100.00
Totals14410006.926 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leo Lewis2063932.068 0
Gordie Rowland614123.539 0
Gerry James513326.635 0
Ernie Pitts16868.068 0
Charlie Shepard33812.718 0
John Varone33010.013 0
Frank Gilliam11010.010 0
Totals39105927.268 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gordie Rowland612220.365 1
Norm Rauhaus49924.870 0
Nick Miller451.20
Dave Burkholder3268.714 0
Gar Warren22713.511 0
Gerry Vincent22211.012 0
Keith Pearce2178.512 0
Kenny Ploen12020.020 0
Walt Bilicki100.00
Totals2533813.570 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
Charlie Shepard1100001076
Leo Lewis83000066
Jim Van Pelt20826365
Ernie Pitts06000036
Gerry James20049033
Pepe Latourelle32000030
Gordie Rowland0100100012
Bob McNamara0200012
Frank Gilliam2000012
Tony Kehrer100006
John Varone01000006
Bob Stransky1000006
Gerry Vincent000011


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