|1958 BC Lions season|
|Head coach||Clem Crowe |
|Home field||Empire Stadium|
|Division place||5th, W.I.F.U.|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
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.
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.
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 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).
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 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.
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.
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||16||13||3||0||361||182||26|
|1||Aug 16||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||49–33||Loss||0–1|
|2||Aug 18||at Calgary Stampeders||42–0||Loss||0–2|
|3||Aug 25||vs. Calgary Stampeders||34–13||Loss||0–3|
|4||Aug 28||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||31–1||Loss||0–4|
|5||Sept 1||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||22–14||Loss||0–5|
|6||Sept 6||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||26–7||Loss||0–6|
|7||Sept 13||at Edmonton Eskimos||13–7||Loss||0–7|
|8||Sept 15||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||19–8||Loss||0–8|
|9||Sept 27||at Calgary Stampeders||29–15||Loss||0–9|
|10||Sept 29||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||22–6||Loss||0–10|
|11||Oct 6||vs. Calgary Stampeders||15–14||Win||1–10|
|12||Oct 11||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||10–8||Win||2–10|
|13||Oct 13||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||34–16||Win||3–10|
|14||Oct 18||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||25–22||Loss||3–11|
|15||Oct 25||at Edmonton Eskimos||25–3||Loss||3–12|
|16||Nov 1||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||24–14||Loss||3–13|
|Player||Passing yds||Rushing yds||Receiving yds||TD|
David Dickenson is a Canadian football head coach with the Calgary Stampeders and former professional player with the Stampeders and the BC Lions where he won the 2006 Grey Cup and was named the game's MVP. Dickenson also played quarterback collegiately at the University of Montana, where he led the Montana Grizzlies to the 1995 NCAA I-AA college football championship.
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