1981 CFL season


1981 CFL season

The 1981 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 28th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 24th Canadian Football League season.

CFL News in 1981

The Eastern and Western Football Conferences, which had carried on as separate and autonomous entities since the founding of the CFL in 1958, agreed to a full merger prior to the start of the 1981 season.

With the merger the Eastern and Western Football Conference was dissolved and renamed as the East and West Divisions.

The merger authorizes the CFL to have full authority over decisions, including the adoption of a full interlocking schedule for both divisions.

In addition, the merger set up the CFL Board of Governors and the CFL Management Council to replace the Executive Committee and the General Managers Committee.

The Montreal Alouettes ceased operations and folded after the 1981 season, although a new franchise (the Montreal Concordes) would be in place for the 1982 season.

Regular Season Standings

Final regular season standings

"Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points"

*Bold text means that they have clinched the playoffs.
*"Edmonton and Hamilton have first round byes."

Grey Cup playoffs

The Edmonton Eskimos are the 1981 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23, at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. Edmonton won their fourth-straight championship on a last second Dave Cutler field-goal. The Rough Riders' J.C. Watts (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Offence and John Glassford (LB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player on Defence. The Eskimos' Neil Lumsden (RB) was named Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.

Playoff bracket

6TeamBracket
RD1=November 8: Division Semifinals
RD2=November 15: Division Finals
RD3=November 29: 69th Grey Cup @ Olympic Stadium - Montreal, QC
group1=East
group2=West
RD1-seed1=E3
RD1-team1=Montreal Alouettes
RD1-score1=16
RD1-seed2=E2
RD1-team2=Ottawa Rough Riders
RD1-score2=20
RD1-seed3=W3
RD1-team3=British Columbia Lions
RD1-score3=15
RD1-seed4=W2
RD1-team4=Winnipeg Blue Bombers
RD1-score4=11
RD2-seed1=E3
RD2-team1=Ottawa Rough Riders
RD2-score1=17
RD2-seed2=E1
RD2-team2=Hamilton Tiger-Cats
RD2-score2=13
RD2-seed3=W3
RD2-team3=British Columbia Lions
RD2-score3=16
RD2-seed4=W1
RD2-team4=Edmonton Eskimos
RD2-score4=22
RD3-seed1=E3
RD3-team1=Ottawa Rough Riders
RD3-score1=23
RD3-seed2=W1
RD3-team2=Edmonton Eskimos
RD3-score2=26

1981 CFL All-Stars

OFFENCE

*QB - Dieter Brock, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*RB - Larry Key, British Columbia Lions
*RB - Jim Germany, Edmonton Eskimos
*SB - Joe Poplawski, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*SB - Joey Walters, Saskatchewan Roughriders
*WR - Brian Kelly, Edmonton Eskimos
*WR - James Scott, Montreal Alouettes
*C - Al Wilson, British Columbia Lions
*OG - Val Belcher, Ottawa Rough Riders
*OG - Larry Butler, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*OT - Bill Stevenson, Edmonton Eskimos
*OT - Hector Pothier, Edmonton Eskimos

DEFENCE

*DT - Dave "Dr. Death" Fennell, Edmonton Eskimos
*DT - Mike Raines, Ottawa Rough Riders
*DE - David Boone, Edmonton Eskimos
*DE - Greg Marshall, Ottawa Rough Riders
*LB - Danny Kepley, Edmonton Eskimos
*LB - Ben Zambiasi, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*LB - James "Quick" Parker, Edmonton Eskimos
*DB - Ray Odums, Calgary Stampeders
*DB - David Shaw, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*DB - Harold Woods, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*DB - Ed Jones, Edmonton Eskimos
*DB - Randy Rhino, Ottawa Rough Riders


PECIAL TEAMS

*P - Hank Ilesic, Edmonton Eskimos
*K - Trevor Kennerd, Winnipeg Blue Bombers


1981 Western All-Stars

OFFENCE

*QB - Dieter Brock, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*RB - Larry Key, British Columbia Lions
*RB - Jim Germany, Edmonton Eskimos
*SB - Joe Poplawski, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*TE - Joey Walters, Saskatchewan Roughriders
*WR - Brian Kelly, Edmonton Eskimos
*WR - Tyrone Gray, British Columbia Lions
*WR - Eugene Goodlow, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*C - Al Wilson, British Columbia Lions
*OG - Nick Bastaja, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*OG - Larry Butler, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*OT - Bill Stevenson, Edmonton Eskimos
*OT - Hector Pothier, Edmonton Eskimos

DEFENCE

*DT - Dave Fennell, Edmonton Eskimos
*DT - John Helton, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*DT - Mike Samples, Saskatchewan Roughriders
*DE - David Boone, Edmonton Eskimos
*DE - Lyall Woznesensky, Saskatchewan Roughriders
*LB - Danny Kepley, Edmonton Eskimos
*LB - Vince Goldsmith, Saskatchewan Roughriders
*LB - James "Quick" Parker, Edmonton Eskimos
*DB - Ray Odums, Calgary Stampeders
*DB - Charles Williams, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*DB - Merv Walker, Calgary Stampeders
*DB - Ed Jones, Edmonton Eskimos
*DB - Ken McEachern, Saskatchewan Roughriders


PECIAL TEAMS

*P - Hank Ilesic, Edmonton Eskimos
*K - Trevor Kennerd, Winnipeg Blue Bombers


1981 Eastern All-Stars

OFFENCE

*QB - Tom Clements, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*RB - Rufus Crawford, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*RB - Cedric Minter, Toronto Argonauts
*SB - Rocky DiPietro, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*TE - Tony Gabriel, Ottawa Rough Riders
*WR - Keith Baker, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*WR - James Scott, Montreal Alouettes
*C - Henry Waszczuk, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*OG - Val Belcher, Ottawa Rough Riders
*OG - Bill Norton, Montreal Alouettes
*OT - Doug Payton, Montreal Alouettes
*OT - Ed Fulton, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

DEFENCE

*DT - Ecomet Burley, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*DT - Mike Raines, Ottawa Rough Riders
*DE - Grover Covington, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*DE - Greg Marshall, Ottawa Rough Riders
*LB - John Priestner, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*LB - Ben Zambiasi, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*LB - Carmelo Carteri, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*DB - Leroy Paul, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*DB - David Shaw, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*DB - Harold Woods, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*DB - Larry Brune, Ottawa Rough Riders
*DB - Randy Rhino, Ottawa Rough Riders


PECIAL TEAMS

*P - Zenon Andrusyshyn, Toronto Argonauts
*K - Bernie Ruoff, Hamilton Tiger-Cats


1981 CFL Awards

*CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award - Dieter Brock (QB), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award - Joe Poplawski (SB), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award - Danny Kepley (LB), Edmonton Eskimos
*CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award - Larry Butler (OG), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award - Vince Goldsmith (LB), Saskatchewan Roughriders
*CFLPA's Most Outstanding Community Service Award - Ken McEachern (DB), Saskatchewan Roughriders
*CFL's Coach of the Year - Joe Faragalli, Saskatchewan Roughriders


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