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Hamilton Tiger-Cats

1985 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Roster

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finished 1st in the CFL's East Division

Postseason: 1-1

Lost Grey Cup

Coach: Al Bruno (8-8)

1985 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Roster
1985 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Game-by-Game Results

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League ended the 1985 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing first in the CFL's East Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 1-1. Al Bruno coached the team.


Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Ken Hobart 437 211 48.3 2522 5.8 19 4.3 14 3.2 67  67.5
Jeff Tedford 86 50 58.1 477 5.5 1 1.2 6 7.0 41  48.4
Tom Porras 17 12 70.6 134 7.9 0 0.0 1 5.9 28  69.2
George Works 1 1 100.0 27 27.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 27  118.8
Pete Gales 3 1 33.3 8 2.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 42.4
Totals 544 275 50.6 3168 5.8 20 3.7 21 3.9 67  0 0
Opponents nan 3,978 inf nan 46 inf

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Hobart 118 928 7.9 44  6
George Works 49 263 5.4 60  0
Elmer James 62 241 3.9 25  3
Johnny Shepherd 65 189 2.9 15  0
Rufus Crawford 12 69 5.8 29  0
Dave Graffi 17 60 3.5 0
Derrek Peels 26 37 1.4 0
Jeff Tedford 12 28 2.3 1
Tom Porras 12 27 2.3 11  0
Nord Williams 2 4 2.0 0
Steve Jackson 2 3 1.5 0
Tony Champion 1 2 2.0 0
Ben Zambiasi 1 -6 -6.0 -6  0
Bernie Ruoff 2 -13 -6.5 0
Totals 381 1832 4.8 60  10
Opponents 1,557 inf

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rocky DiPietro 52 593 11.4 45  4
Rufus Crawford 43 441 10.3 26  2
Steve Stapler 40 690 17.3 57  9
Wayne Lee 24 245 10.2 28  0
Scott Collie 23 333 14.5 37  0
Johnny Shepherd 19 139 7.3 19  0
Dave Graffi 18 115 6.4 13  1
Ron Ingram 14 265 18.9 52  3
Tony Champion 13 203 15.6 67  1
Elmer James 12 62 5.2 21  0
Derrek Peels 8 33 4.1 0
George Works 7 35 5.0 18  0
Steve Jackson 2 14 7.0 12  0
Totals 275 3168 11.5 67  20
Opponents 3,978 inf

Kicking:

Player CA CM CP % FGA FGM FG % Long Single Pts.
Bernie Ruoff 33 33 100.0 48 32 66.7 52 13 142
Don Sweet 2 2 100.0 8 2 25.0 41 1 9
Totals 35 35 100.0 56 34 60.7 52 14 151
Opponents nan nan 0

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long Single
Bernie Ruoff 130 5886 45.3 77 11
Don Sweet 21 843 40.1 53 0
Totals 151 6729 44.6 77 11
Opponents nan

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rufus Crawford 48 333 6.9 75  1
Paul Bennett 44 487 11.1 99  1
Wayne Lee 10 117 11.7 26  0
Less Browne 5 42 8.4 25  0
Howard Fields 4 36 9.0 24  0
Derrek Peels 3 21 7.0 13  0
Totals 114 1036 9.1 99  2
Opponents nan  

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Howard Fields 23 535 23.3 54  0
Rufus Crawford 11 259 23.5 44  0
Elmer James 6 129 21.5 27  0
Derrek Peels 4 86 21.5 25  0
Wayne Lee 4 81 20.3 46  0
Tony Champion 3 86 28.7 33  0
Johnny Shepherd 3 46 15.3 18  0
Dave Graffi 3 18 6.0 10  0
Less Browne 2 13 6.5 10  0
Steve Kearns 1 6 6.0 0
Totals 60 1259 21.0 54  0
Opponents nan  

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Paul Bennett 12 246 20.5 109  1
Less Browne 12 165 13.8 34  0
Donovan Rose 6 151 25.2 71  0
Leo Ezerins 3 55 18.3 45  0
Howard Fields 3 46 15.3 27  0
Ben Zambiasi 3 32 10.7 17  0
Mark Streeter 2 34 17.0 34  1
Greg Gary 2 24 12.0 16  0
Gerald Bess 2 18 9.0 18  0
Ed Gataveckas 1 15 15.0 15  0
Totals 46 786 17.1 109  2
Opponents 21 nan  

Sacks:

Player No. Yds Avg.
Grover Covington 16.0 0.0 0.0
Mitchell Price 10.0 0.0 0.0
Mike Walker 5.0 0.0 0.0
Greg Gary 3.0 0.0 0.0
Dave Sauve 2.0 0.0 0.0
Rod Skillman 2.0 0.0 0.0
Ben Zambiasi 2.0 0.0 0.0
Less Browne 1.0 0.0 0.0
Franklin King 1.0 0.0 0.0
Totals 42.0 0.0 0.0
Opponents 0.0 0.0 nan

Defense and Fumbles:

Tackles Fumbles Kicks
Player Tackle Def ST TFL TFL Yds Brup QBH Fum F Rec F Rec Yds FR TD FF K Blk
Paul Bennett 1 0 0
Pat Brady 1 0 0
Less Browne 1 0 0
Grover Covington 1 0 0
Leo Ezerins 1 0 0
Howard Fields 1 0 0
Greg Gary 2 20 0
Ed Gataveckas 1 0 0
Dave Graffi 1 0 0
Reggie Mathis 1 19 0
Mitchell Price 1 27 0
John Priestner 1 0 0
Bernie Ruoff 1 0 0
Mark Streeter 2 0 0
Mike Walker 2 32 1
Ben Zambiasi 2 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 98 1 0 0
Opponents

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG R Int Fum Other FG Conv Single 2 Pt Saf Points
Bernie Ruoff 0 0 0 32 33 25 154
Don Sweet 0 2 2 1 9
Paul Bennett 1 1 0 0 0 12
Tony Champion 0 1 0 0 0 6
Rufus Crawford 0 2 1 0 0 0 18
Rocky DiPietro 4 0 0 24
Dave Graffi 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
Ken Hobart 6 0 0 36
Ron Ingram 3 0 0 18
Elmer James 3 0 0 0 0 18
Steve Stapler 9 0 0 54
Mark Streeter 1 0 0 0 6
Jeff Tedford 1 0 0 6
Mike Walker 1 0 0 6
Totals 10 20 2 0 0 2 1 0 34 35 26 0 2 377
Opponents 315




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