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Thursday, November 10, 2016


TORONTO - Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and Ottawa Redblacks receiver Ernest Jackson are the finalists for the CFL's outstanding player award.

Mitchell, 26, led Calgary to a CFL-best 15-2-1 record this season.

Despite sitting out the Stampeders' regular-season finale, Mitchell threw a league-high 32 TDs and finished second overall in passing with 5,385 yards while boosting his all-time record as a starter to 43-7-1, the best in league history.

Jackson had 88 catches for 1,225 yards and 10 TDs to help Ottawa (8-9-1) finish atop the East Division and make CFL history.

Jackson, Greg Ellingson (1,260 yards), Chris Williams (1,246) and Brad Sinopoli (1,036) all cracked the 1,000-yard receiving plateau for the second straight year, the first time four players from the same team have done so.

Voting was conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and the nine CFL head coaches. The league will honour its top individual performers Nov. 24 in Toronto.

The other finalists included: linebackers Solomon Elimimian of the B.C. Lions and Bear Woods of the Montreal Alouettes (top defensive player); Hamilton Tiger-Cats slotback Andy Fantuz and Calgary Stampeders tailback Jerome Messam (Canadian); Ottawa centre Jon Gott and Calgary guard Derek Dennis (lineman); Hamilton returner Brandon Banks and kicker Justin Medlock of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (special-teams); and Calgary receiver DaVaris Daniels and Ottawa offensive lineman Jason Lauzon-Seguin (rookie).

Calgary's Dave Dickenson and Ottawa's Rick Campbell are finalists for the CFL's coach of the year award.

(Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...

Just wait, just wait, mark my word for next season, the Saskatchewan Roughriders will make a clean sweep of these player awards. Mr. Jones, Mr. Murphy are that good, make me look incompetent. In Jones You Trust.

Gohn Hufnagel

Anonymous said...

Always wonderful to have a nomination from Ottawa with the last name of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Calgary has already won the Cup since July, why are we even watching>

Anonymous said...

Jackson is just a sacrificial lamb, it'll be BLM unaminous.

On defense, who would you rather get hit by Elimimiam or Woods?

Anonymous said...

First Anon sounds mad and drunk lmao

Lewis Grant said...

Wow, BLM up against Ottawa's third-leading receiver. Jackson had 500 fewer receiving yards than Adarius Bowman - who didn't even get his team's nomination.

That right there tells you how good the West is this year.

Anonymous said...

They pretty much made it easy to give it to BLM…he may as well say thank you to Orridge. Calgary is to Orridge what Sask was to Cohon

George Porge said...

Not sure why Mitchell should be thanking Orridge for his nomination. Last I saw, it was CFL reporters and coaches who vote for MOP candidates, not the commissioner.