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1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 12-4 24
Finishing 1st in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union
Postseason: 3-0 Won Grey Cup
Coach: Bud Grant (12-4)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Roster
1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Results

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League ended the 1959 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses for 24 points, finishing first in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.

Offensively, Winnipeg paced the circuit with 418 points. On the other side of the ball, the defense allowed 272 points. Charlie Shepard rushed for a team-high 1,076 yards for the Blue Bombers.

Jim Van Pelt threw for 2,706 yards. Ernie Pitts caught 68 balls for 1,126 yards.

Kenny Ploen picked off 10 opponent throws.

Bud Grant coached the team. The 1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the Grey Cup.

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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Jim Van Pelt30016053.327069.03110.3155.09097.7
Kenny Ploen563053.64678.335.447.16569.6
Leo Lewis17741.21096.4211.8211.83662.7
Charlie Shepard100.000.000.01100.000.0
Totals37419752.732828.8369.6225.990 

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Charlie Shepard17410766.245 6
Leo Lewis1127306.537 2
Carver Shannon885125.853 1
Gerry James492615.344 6
Tony Kehrer492304.717 1
Jim Van Pelt46982.118 3
Kenny Ploen14835.915 0
Henry Janzen7568.023 0
Pepe Latourelle9404.415 0
Keith Webster22814.023 0
Rick Potter6122.00
Jack Delveaux4102.50
Gordie Rowland199.00
John Varone294.50
Ernie Pitts133.00
Totals56431575.653 19

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ernie Pitts68112616.665 16
Leo Lewis4369516.250 7
Carver Shannon3151716.790 6
Farrell Funston1228423.750 2
Dave Kocourek811214.019 0
Charlie Shepard615025.036 1
Henry Janzen69015.027 1
Norm Rauhaus67712.821 0
Pepe Latourelle36020.025 1
Frank Rigney34414.716 0
Ralph Anderson33311.018 0
Frank Gilliam33210.714 2
Gerry James22110.515 0
Tony Kehrer273.510 0
Jim Van Pelt13636.036 0
John Varone1-2-2.0-2 0
Totals198328216.690 36

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Jim Van Pelt463473.915853.3230153451.164060
Gerry James5480.011100.0040225856.48507
Carver Shannon6233.300002
Totals574070.216956.2270379254.285069

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Charlie Shepard121522443.2617
Jim Van Pelt1453838.4500
Pepe Latourelle12323.0230
Totals136578542.5617

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Henry Janzen674997.425 0
Pepe Latourelle461914.215 0
Kenny Ploen9616.832 0
Rae Ross3175.70
Tony Kehrer11111.011 0
Keith Webster294.50
Gordie Rowland284.00
Norm Rauhaus331.00
Roger Savoie100.00
Totals1347996.032 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leo Lewis1539726.565 0
Carver Shannon1435525.446 0
Ernie Pitts816420.528 0
Kenny Ploen37123.725 0
Jack Delveaux24321.523 0
Tony Kehrer44010.019 0
Charlie Shepard33712.323 0
Henry Janzen12828.028 0
Gerry James11414.014 0
Rick Potter199.00
John Varone188.00
Totals53116622.065 0

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kenny Ploen1010410.443 0
Rae Ross7649.121 0
Gordie Rowland34214.040 1
Gar Warren3248.015 0
John Varone22914.524 0
Nick Miller12020.020 0
Norm Rauhaus100.00
Jack Delveaux100.00
Walt Bilicki100.00
Totals292839.843 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
Ernie Pitts016000096
Jim Van Pelt30834278
Leo Lewis27000054
Charlie Shepard61000749
Carver Shannon16002044
Gerry James60014043
Frank Gilliam200012
Farrell Funston200012
Pepe Latourelle010100012
Gordie Rowland0010006
Tony Kehrer100000006
Henry Janzen01000006
Totals1936000110940900418



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