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November 20, 2008

WAKE WINS SECOND OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER AWARD

(Vancouver)  For a second consecutive season, Lions defensive end Cam Wake has been named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

The second-year Lion who notched a CFL-best 23 sacks, 65 defensive tackles, four tackles for a loss and five forced fumbles picked up the honour in Montreal this evening.

“I am thrilled to win this prestigious award but it would not have been possible without the support of my teammates and coaches,” said Wake. “It may be my name on the trophy, but I consider this a team award.”

Coming off a 2007 season where he became just the second player in CFL history to win two outstanding player awards in a rookie season, the sophomore spent the 2008 campaign terrorizing offensive opponents even garnering attention as a possible nomination as the West Division’s Outstanding Player.

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