1954 IRFU College Draft

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The 1954 IRFU College Draft was the second official sports draft held by the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, a predecessor of the East Division of the Canadian Football League, in the spring of 1954. 32 players were chosen from among eligible players from five eastern universities, McGill University, Queen's University, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, and McMaster University.[1] The Toronto Argonauts had the first selection, Bill McFarlane, in a draft where only six players would ever play in a professional football game.

The following list only includes the first three rounds due to historical limitations.[2]

Round one[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
1 Toronto Argonauts Bill McFarlane HB Toronto
2 Ottawa Rough Riders George Klein HB McGill
3 Montreal Alouettes Don Mattason G Toronto
4 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Steve Oneschuk HB Toronto

Round two[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
5 Toronto Argonauts Jacques Belec FB Western Ontario
6 Ottawa Rough Riders Len Shaw FB McGill
7 Montreal Alouettes Fred Wilot QB McGill
8 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Jim Dodds FB McMaster

Round three[edit]

Pick # CFL Team Player Position College
9 Toronto Argonauts Wilmer Crawford HB McMaster
10 Ottawa Rough Riders Vince Capogreco G McGill
11 Montreal Alouettes Roy McMurtry T Toronto
12 Hamilton Tiger-Cats Jack Thompson HB Western Ontario


  1. ^ Draft History Archived 2013-04-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "2014 CFL Draft Guide". Archived from the original on 2014-11-28. Retrieved 2014-11-12.