The 1993 Canadian Football League season
is considered to be the 40th season in modern-day Canadian football
, although it is officially the 36th Canadian Football League season.
CFL news in 1993
On February 23, the Sacramento Gold Miners
were announced as the CFL
's ninth franchise, during the league's annual meetings in Hamilton
. The team was to begin play in 1993, with the West Division
. Sacramento became the first U.S.-based team to play in the CFL, and it was the first expansion team to be admitted in to the league since 1954, when the B.C. Lions
became a franchise.
On March 6, The Canadian College Draft was held in Calgary, becoming the first Western Canadian city to host the event, since Winnipeg in 1971. Calgary also played host to the Grey Cup game for only the second time in history on Sunday, November 28. In that game, the Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 33-23.
Records: Dave Ridgway set the CFL record for consecutive field goals made with 28.
Regular Season Standings
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.
- Winnipeg gets a first round bye.
Grey Cup playoffs
The Edmonton Eskimos are the 1993 Grey Cup champions, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33-23, at Calgary's McMahon Stadium. The Eskimos' Damon Allen (QB) was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player and Sean Fleming (K/P) was the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.
1993 CFL All-Stars
- QB - Doug Flutie, Calgary Stampeders
- FB - Sean Millington, British Columbia Lions
- RB - Mike Richardson, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- SB - Ray Elgaard, Saskatchewan Roughriders
- SB - Dave Sapunjis, Calgary Stampeders
- WR - David Williams, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- WR - Rod Harris, Sacramento Gold Miners
- C - Rod Connop, Edmonton Eskimos
- OG - David Black, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- OG - Rob Smith, British Columbia Lions
- OT - Bruce Covernton, Calgary Stampeders
- OT - Chris Walby, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- DT - Jearld Baylis, Saskatchewan Roughriders
- DT - Harald Hasselbach, Calgary Stampeders
- DE - Will Johnson, Calgary Stampeders
- DE - Tim Cofield, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- LB - Elfrid Payton, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- LB - Willie Pless, Edmonton Eskimos
- LB - John Motton, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- CB - Karl Anthony, Calgary Stampeders
- CB - Barry Wilburn, Saskatchewan Roughriders
- DB - Don Wilson, Edmonton Eskimos
- DB - Darryl Sampson, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- DS - Glen Suitor, Saskatchewan Roughriders
1993 CFL Awards