Skip to main content

Calgary Stampeders Jon Cornish runs for yardage during first half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Jeff McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS

CFL rushing leader Jon Cornish has been nominated to defend the two individual titles he secured last year.

The Calgary Stampeders' running back was the team's nominee as outstanding player and top Canadian after winning both honours last year.

Voting was conducted by members of the Football Reporters of Canada and CFL head coaches.

Story continues below advertisement

Despite appearing in just nine games this season, Cornish leads the CFL in rushing with 1,082 yards.

The other West Division nominees for outstanding player include B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian (CFL-record 137 tackles), Edmonton Eskimos receiver Adarius Bowman, Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman John Chick and Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy.

Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray, the CFL passing leader, headlines the list of East Division nominees that also includes Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Zach Collaros, Montreal Alouettes receiver Duron Carter and Ottawa Redblacks linebacker Jasper Simmons.

Winnipeg kicker Lirim Hajrullahu secured the most nominations with three (top Canadian, special-teams player and rookie).

Cornish, Simmons (outstanding player, defensive player), Toronto's Chris Van Zeyl and Montreal's Jeff Perrett (both top Canadian and lineman), Elimimian and Chick (both outstanding player, defensive player) and Argos defensive lineman Tristan Okpalaugo (defensive player, rookie) were all double nominees.

The East and West division nominees will be announced Nov. 13 with the CFL awards banquet slated for Nov. 27 in Vancouver.

Report an error
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Cannabis pro newsletter