1954 in Canadian football

1954 in Canadian football

The 1954 season of Canadian football is widely considered to be the first season of the modern era of Canadian football, although the Canadian Football League would not be officially founded for another four years.

Canadian Football News in 1954

The B.C. Lions joined the WIFU and adopted the colours of burnt orange and brown. The Lions played their first regular season game on Saturday, August 28, as they lost 8-6 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Empire Stadium.

Winnipeg's Gerry James (RB), became the first player to win the Most Outstanding Canadian Award.

The NBC national network were televising IRFU games.

Regular season

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 has a bye and will play in the WIFU Finals."

Grey Cup playoffs

"Note: All dates in 1954"


*Note: IRFU Final and Grey Cup Semi-Final dates are not confirmed, however since [1] the regular season ended October 25 in the West, and November 13 in the East, and [2] all other playoff dates, as well as Grey Cup date are accurate, it is reasonable to assume the above dates are accurate.

1954 Canadian Football Awards

* Most Outstanding Player Award - Sam Etcheverry (QB), Montreal Alouettes
* Most Outstanding Canadian Award - Gerry James (RB), Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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