The Carillon’s CFL Awards
Most Outstanding Player – Anthony Calvillo (Quarterback, Montreal Alouettes, 380/562, 4,839 yards, 32 touchdowns and seven interceptions): The savy veteran has still got it. While some people would call for Henry Burris win the award, Calvillo’s low interception total is too enticing to ignore. He has helped Montreal dominate the league once again this season.
Most Outstanding Defensive Player – Phillip Hunt (Defensive End, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 53 tackles and 16 sacks): With so many talented defensive ends departing from the CFL in the off-season, Hunt has picked up the slack. He was part of a dominant Bombers defensive line this season.
Most Outstanding Canadian – Andy Fantuz (Receiver, Saskatchewan Roughriders, 87 catches, 1,380 yards and six touchdowns): Leading the league in receiving is an impressive feat. Even more impressive is a Canadian leading the league in receiving. Fantuz is arguably the best receiver in the league right now.
Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman – Ben Archibald (Offensive Tackles, Calgary Stampeders): Not an easy award to pick. However, it has been said the Archibald has been having a great season. He has helped power Calgary’s stellar running attack, which with Joffrey Reynolds and Jon Cornish has torn up the league.
Most Outstanding Rookie – Solomon Elimimian (Linebacker, British Columbia Lions, 78 tackles and five sacks): You may not have heard about him this season, but Elimimian came right in and produced for the Lions defence. He looks to be a starter for years to come.
Most Outstanding Special Teams Player – Chad Owens (Returner, Toronto Argonauts, 2.701 combined return yards, two touchdowns): Owens has been a threat to bring one back all season long. As a bonus, he has been able to lineup as a receiver and has 576 yards and three touchdowns.