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1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 13-3 26
Finishing 1st in the CFL's Western Conference
Postseason: 3-0 Won Grey Cup
Coach: Bud Grant (13-3)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Roster
1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Results

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 13 wins and 3 losses for 26 points, finishing first in the CFL's Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.

Offensively, the Blue Bombers led the league with 360 points. On the other side of the ball, the stingy defense allowed 251 points. Leo Lewis rushed for a team-high 1,036 yards.

Hal Ledyard threw for 1,398 yards. Farrell Funston led pass catchers, catching 47 balls for 892 yards. Ernie Pitts provided receiving help, too.

Norm Rauhaus picked off 3 opponent throws.

Bud Grant coached the team. The 1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the Grey Cup.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Hal Ledyard1689154.213988.3106.095.46279.4
Kenny Ploen965052.19059.455.244.27584.8
Leo Lewis7457.19814.0114.3114.337101.8
Dick Thornton12650.0836.918.300.033100.3
Charlie Shepard11100.02626.000.000.026118.8
Gerry James100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leo Lewis14610367.163 8
Gerry James1025055.026 4
Ray Jauch864565.319 3
Charlie Shepard864355.121 1
Roger Hagberg794325.519 6
Kenny Ploen431924.520 2
Rick Potter221044.712 0
Carver Shannon20814.026 0
Hal Ledyard37802.211 0
Dick Thornton3268.726 0
Henry Janzen4133.20
Totals62833605.463 24


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Farrell Funston4789219.075 8
Ernie Pitts4576216.962 6
Ray Jauch1424417.437 2
Leo Lewis1320615.819 0
Carver Shannon77911.326 1
Charlie Shepard7547.725 0
Rick Potter56713.420 0
Norm Rauhaus56212.426 0
Gerry James56012.021 0
Henry Janzen23718.516 0
Kenny Ploen12929.029 0
Roger Hagberg11818.018 0
Totals152251016.575 17


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Gerry James372773.016850.04630851.356055
Carver Shannon6583.36350.00014
Leo Lewis2150.000001


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Charlie Shepard85385545.48915
Jack Delveaux2176436.4471
Dick Thornton1346135.5540
Hal Ledyard417543.8510

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Henry Janzen543947.353 0
Pepe Latourelle461783.914 0
Gordie Rowland11706.417 0
Kenny Ploen11111.011 0
Norm Rauhaus231.50
Nick Miller100.00
Totals1156565.753 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leo Lewis1949526.142 0
Ray Jauch1338029.271 0
Carver Shannon612520.829 0
Ernie Pitts44010.029 0
Charlie Shepard33812.718 0
Nick Miller33612.014 0
Jack Delveaux11313.013 0
Totals49112723.071 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Norm Rauhaus34615.336 1
Jack Delveaux25929.559 0
Pepe Latourelle23517.523 0
Douglas Nagle22010.016 0
Totals916017.859 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 James40827479
Leo Lewis80001049
Farrell Funston800048
Ernie Pitts6000036
Roger Hagberg60000036
Ray Jauch32000030
Charlie Shepard100001521
Carver Shannon01035020
Kenny Ploen20000012
Gordie Rowland010006
Dave Burkholder10006
Norm Rauhaus00100006
Frank Rigney10006
Jack Delveaux0000011


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