1971 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 7-8-1 15
Finishing 3rd in the CFL's Western Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Jim Spavital (7-8-1)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1971 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Roster
1971 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Results

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 7 wins and 8 losses and 1 ties for 15 points, finishing third in the CFL's Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Winnipeg lit up the scoreboard for 366 points, while the porous defense gave up 349. Don Jonas led the charge, throwing for 4,036 yards. Jim Thorpe caught 70 balls for 1,436 yards. Bob LaRose provided receiving help, too.

Mack Herron rushed for a team-high 900 yards for the Blue Bombers, while Eddie Williams also buoyed the ground attack.

Paul Williams intercepted 6 opponent throws.

Jim Spavital coached the team. The 1971 Winnipeg Blue Bombers lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Don Jonas48525352.240368.3275.6316.49472.2
Benjy Dial411536.62526.124.937.36344.0
Jim Thorpe11100.03434.000.000.034118.8
Bob Kraemer4125.0102.5125.000.01079.2


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mack Herron1989004.533 5
Eddie Williams1106886.341 4
Clay McEvoy201356.815 0
Charlie Bryant291073.719 0
Don Jonas20804.025 4
Larry Slagle12424.024 0
Benjy Dial8111.40
Paul Williams155.00
Jim Thorpe100.00
Bob Kraemer3-10-3.310 0
Totals39119405.041 13


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Thorpe70143620.594 9
Bob LaRose58108018.670 7
Bob Kraemer3946812.027 2
Mack Herron3041813.963 4
Paul Markle3040613.538 3
Paul Williams1318314.145 4
Eddie Williams13886.826 1
Pete Ribbins1014914.932 0
Charlie Bryant59418.867 0
Clay McEvoy2105.00
Totals270433216.094 30


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Don Jonas444090.9361541.712952157.990097


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Ed Ulmer53216640.9602
Jim Thorpe49180236.8540
Larry Kerychuk1966034.7520
Benjy Dial19090.0901
Don Jonas12929.0290

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Paul Brule633856.140 0
Doug Strong643665.717 0
Gene Lakusiak100.00
Totals1287515.940 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mack Herron35101929.162 0
Eddie Williams713519.322 0
Charlie Bryant35016.721 0
Paul Williams24623.024 0
Clay McEvoy22110.515 0
Gene Lakusiak11212.012 0
Paul Robson111.00
Paul Brule200.00
Totals53128424.262 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Paul Williams66811.322 0
Paul Brule49223.052 0
Mickey Doyle48621.538 0
Doug Strong33210.720 0
Gene Lakusiak3155.015 0
Paul Robson23417.027 0
Rex Pitts12525.025 1
Emery Hicks11818.018 0
Ed Ulmer122.00
Larry Kerychuk111.00
Rob McLaren100.00
Tom Oberg100.00
Totals2837313.352 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
Don Jonas4154012121
Mack Herron54000054
Jim Thorpe09000054
Bob LaRose700042
Eddie Williams41000030
Paul Williams040000024
Paul Markle3000018
Bob Kraemer0200012
Rex Pitts10006
Ed Ulmer00022
Benjy Dial00011


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