Erik Glavic made history last night when he was awarded the Hec Crighton trophy as the player of the year in Canadian Interuniversity Sport football.
The fourth-year quarterback with the University of Calgary Dinos won the award for the second time in three seasons. And the native of Pickering, Ont., in his first season with the Dinos after transferring from Saint Mary's, became the first player to claim the Hec Crighton with two different teams.
He was also chosen MVP in 2007 in his final campaign with the Huskies. Glavic led the Dinos to a 7-1 conference record, a second consecutive Canada West championship, a Uteck Bowl victory over his former team, Saint Mary's, and a first Vanier Cup appearance since 1995.
Under his leadership, the Dinos set single-season team records for overall offence (4,651 yards) and first downs (234) while tying a team mark with 39 total touchdowns on offence. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound social sciences student completed 67.5 per cent of his passes, led the Canada West with 14 touchdown tosses, and finished second with 2,186 yards through the air. The other nominees were Gary Ross (Windsor, Ont.) from Mount Allison, Benoît Groulx (Montreal) from Laval, and Michael Faulds (Eden Mills, Ont.) from Western Ontario.
Other award winners:
(top defensive player): Concordia linebacker Cory Greenwood of Kingston.
J.P. Metras Trophy
(outstanding down lineman): Windsor centre Matt Morencie of Windsor, Ont.
Peter Gorman Trophy
(rookie of the year): Calgary defensive tackle Linden Gaydosh of Peace River, Alta.
Russ Jackson award
(combining academics, athletics and citizenship): Manitoba linebacker Thomas Hall of Winnipeg.