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Edmonton Eskimo Football Teams 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982

Football Team - Inducted 1997

The Edmonton Eskimos dominated the Canadian Football League during a five-year span from 1978 through 1982. The teams, coached by Hugh Campbell, won a record five consecutive Grey Cup Championships.

1978    Edmonton        20        Montreal           13
1979    Edmonton        17        Montreal             9
1980    Edmonton        48        Hamilton          10
1981    Edmonton        26        Ottawa             23
1982    Edmonton        32        Toronto            16

They compiled an impressive 60-15-5 won-lost-tied record during the regular season, for a winning percentage of .781, and had an overall record of 70-15-5, for a winning percentage of .806. The Eskimos averaged 32.15 points per game in the regular season and allowed an average of 17.51 points per game. They scored 2,572 points and allowed 1,401. In Grey Cup play, they averaged 25 points per game and allowed 16.2 from 1978 through 1982.

CFL Awards presented:

Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy - Most Valuable to His Team
Tom Wilkinson 1978
Waddell Smith 1979
Tom Scott 1982

Most Outstanding Player
Tom Wilkinson 1978
Waddell Smith 1979
Tom Scott 1982

Norm Fieldgate Trophy - Outstanding Defensive Player, Western Division
Dave Fennell 1978
Dan Kepley 1980 & 1981
James Parker 1982

Most Outstanding Rookie
Brian Kelly 1979

Most Outstanding Canadian
Dave Fennell 1979 & 1980

Jackie Parker Trophy - Rookie-of-the-Year, Western Division
Brian Kelly 1979

 

Most Outstanding Defensive Player
Dave Fennell 1978
Dan Kepley 1980 & 1981
James Parker 1982

 

CFL DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy -Outstanding Linesman, Western Division
Mike Wilson 1979 & 1980

Most Outstanding Offensive Linesman
Mike Wilson 1979 & 1980

Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy - Outstanding Canadian Player, Western Division
Dave Fennell 1979 & 1980

Annis Stukus Trophy - Coach of the Year
Hugh Campbell 1979

 

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 Edmonton Eskimos 

Robert Barber, Leo Blanchard, Nereo Bolzon, David Boone*,  Brian Broomell,  Ian Bryans*,  Buck Buckanesky*,  Danny Buggs,  Maurice Burton,  Gregg Butler,  Hugh Campbell (C),  Rod Connop

Dave Cutler, Marco Cyncar,  Dan Daniel,  Mark deBrueys,  Dennis Dickau,  Ralp Dixon,  Harry Doering,  Ron Estay,  Joe Faragalli*,  John Farlinger,  Dave Fennell,  Emilio Fraietta,  Brian Fryer,  Gene Gaines,  Jim Germany,  Danny Grant,  Gary Hayes,  York Hentschel*,  Larry Highbaugh*,  Joe Hollimon, Bob Howes,  Hank Ilesic,  Ed Jones,  Dan Kearns,  Sean Kehoe,  Brian Kelly,  Danny Kepley,  Stuart Kirtio,  John Konihowski,  Stuart Lang,  Pete Lavorato,  Bruce Lemmerman,  Mike Levenseller,  Ken Lowe,  Neil Lumsden,  Craig Mallender,  Bill Manchuk,  Dwayne Mandrusiak,  Greg Marshall,  Willie Martin,  Don Matthews*,  George McGowan,  Mike McLeod,  Jack McMahon,  Ted Milian,  Quincy Moffat*,  Warren Moon,  Cal Murphy,  Cliff Olander,  James Parker, • Mike Paush,  John Pointer,  Tom Pon*,  Hector Pothier,  Dale Potter,  Ernest Pough,  Angelo Santucci ,Tom Scott,  Randy Simmrin, Waddell Smith,  Bill Stevenson*,  Tom Towns,  Charlie Turner,  Tom Tuinei,  Eric Upton,  Mark Wald,  Jim Walker,  Ken Walter, Harry Walters,  Don Warrington*,  Larry Washington,  Tom Wilkinson,  Hank Williams,  Mike Williams,  Wendell Williams,  Mike Wilson,  Dan Yochum,  Dave Zacharko

 

After Induction

The Edmonton Eskimos have continued to win the Grey Cup since the powerhouse teams from 1978 to 1982.  New team members have had a chance to sip out of the Grey Cup in 1987, 1993, 2003, and 2005.

2009 - Canada's Sports Hall of Fame - Hugh Campbell, and Warren Moon inductees

2013 – Canadian Football Hall of Fame – Brian Fryer

Brian Fryer has been inducted into the: 

  •  U of A’s Sports Wall of Fame in 1983

  • Alberta Sports Hall of Fame - as a member of the five-in-a-row Eskimos - 1997

  • City of Edmonton’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2005

  • Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association Sports Hall of Fame in 2008