1958 BC Lions season

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1958 BC Lions season
Head coachClem Crowe
Danny Edwards
Home field Empire Stadium
Results
Record3–13
Division place5th, W.I.F.U.
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Uniform
CFL BCL Jersey 1956.png

The 1958 BC Lions finished the season in fifth place in the W.I.F.U. with a 3–13 record.

The 1958 CFL season was the fifth season in modern Canadian professional football, although officially it would become known as the inaugural season of the Canadian Football League.

BC Lions Canadian football team based in Vancouver

The BC Lions are a professional Canadian football team competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Lions play their home games at BC Place.

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Head coach Clem Crowe was fired after an 0–5 start to the season and his replacement, former star end Dan Edwards, didn't fare much better, losing his first five games before finally recording a win in a game versus Calgary. All-star guard and linebacker Ed Sharkey on played only five games after sustaining what would be a career-ending neck injury.

Clem Crowe American football and basketball player and coach, college athletics administrator

Clem F. Crowe was an American gridiron football and basketball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Saint Vincent College (1926–1931), Xavier University (1936–1943), and the University of Iowa (1945), compiling a career college football record of 71–66–5. Crowe was also the head basketball coach at Saint Vincent College (1928–1932), Xavier (1933–1943), and the University of Notre Dame (1944–1945), tallying a career college basketball mark of 152–115. He later coached professional football for the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Colts of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), and the Ottawa Rough Riders and BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Calgary Stampeders Canadian football team

The Calgary Stampeders are a professional Canadian football team based in Calgary, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Stampeders play their home games at McMahon Stadium and are the third-oldest active franchise in the CFL. The Stampeders were officially founded in 1945, although there were clubs operating in Calgary as early as 1909.

After the season, Dan Edwards was fired and Winnipeg assistant Wayne Robinson was hired on December 6 to be the fourth head coach in Lions history.

Wayne Robinson American football player

Wayne Lavern Robinson was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1952 through 1956. He played college football at the University of Minnesota and was drafted by the Eagles in the eighth round of the 1952 NFL Draft. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1954 and 1955.

Even with such a dismal start to the season, the Lions averaged 23,647 fans per game. On a stranger note, the Lions schedule was exactly the same as that of the previous season.

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The 1957 BC Lions finished the season in fourth place in the W.I.F.U. with a 4–11–1 record.

Rookie offensive lineman Tom Hinton was the lone Western all-star for the Lions.

William Thomas Hinton is a former Canadian Football League offensive guard who played nine years for the BC Lions from 1958 to 1966. In 1991, he was enshrined into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Regular season

Season standings

Western Interprovincial Football Union
TeamGPWLTPFPAPts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 16133036118226
Edmonton Eskimos 1696131229219
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1677232032416
Calgary Stampeders 1669131431213
BC Lions 1631302023996

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Season schedule

WeekDateOpponentScoreResultRecord
1Aug 16vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders49–33Loss0–1
2Aug 18at Calgary Stampeders42–0Loss0–2
3Aug 25vs. Calgary Stampeders34–13Loss0–3
4Aug 28at Winnipeg Blue Bombers31–1Loss0–4
5Sept 1at Saskatchewan Roughriders22–14Loss0–5
6Sept 6vs. Edmonton Eskimos26–7Loss0–6
7Sept 13at Edmonton Eskimos13–7Loss0–7
8Sept 15vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers19–8Loss0–8
9Sept 27at Calgary Stampeders29–15Loss0–9
10Sept 29vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders22–6Loss0–10
11Oct 6vs. Calgary Stampeders15–14Win1–10
12Oct 11at Winnipeg Blue Bombers10–8Win2–10
13Oct 13at Saskatchewan Roughriders34–16Win3–10
14Oct 18vs. Edmonton Eskimos25–22Loss3–11
15Oct 25at Edmonton Eskimos25–3Loss3–12
16Nov 1vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers24–14Loss3–13

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Offensive leaders

PlayerPassing ydsRushing ydsReceiving ydsTD
George Herring 1669-11100
Al Dorow 12124402
By Bailey 4891314
Ed Vereb 124241745
Paul Cameron 313048343
Jerry Janes 08285

1958 CFL Awards

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