CFL unveils list of eligible players for Most Outstanding Rookie award

TORONTO —  The Canadian Football League revealed on Tuesday the list of players who are eligible to win the 2017 Most Outstanding Rookie award.

In order to be eligible as a candidate for the League award for the “Most Outstanding First Year Player” (Rookie Award), a player must meet the following criteria:

  • He had, in the current season, been named to the active 44-man roster of a member Club of the Canadian Football League at the time it played in a regular season game
  • Not in any prior season dressed for a member Club of the Canadian Football League at the time it played in a regular season or playoff or championship game
  • Not in the current season or in any prior season, dressed for a member Club in the National Football League, at the time it played in a regular season or post-season or championship game.

 

The Most Outstanding Rookie  is selected by voting members of the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and CFL head coaches. The winner will be announced at the Shaw CFL Player Awards on Thursday, November 23 in Ottawa, Ontario.


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Past Most Outstanding Rookie Winners:

YEAR PLAYER TEAM
2016 DaVaris Daniels CGY
2015 Derel Walker EDM
2014 Dexter McCoil EDM
2013 Brett Jones CGY
2012 Chris Matthews WPG
2011 Chris Williams HAM
2010 Solomon Elimimian BC
2009 Martell Mallett BC
2008 Weston Dressler SSK
2007 Cameron Wake BC
2006 Aaron Hunt BC


The following players meet the above requirements for this year’s voting:

BC LIONS

LB Micah Awe
FB Dakota Brush
LB Frederic Chagnon
DB Nathaniel Hamlin
LB Jordan Herdman
K Ty Long
DL Junior Luke
QB Alex Ross
REC Danny Vandervoort

EDMONTON ESKIMOS

REC Nate Behar
DE Kwaku Boateng
LB Terrance Bullitt
DB Arjen Colquhoun
DB Chris Edwards
S Jordan Hoover
DB Mercy Maston
LB Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga
RB LaDarius Perkins
OL Jean-Simon Roy
SB Duke/D’haquille Williams

 

CALGARY STAMPEDERS

DB Tunde Adeleke
REC Julan Lynch
LB Riley Jones
RB Ante Milanovic-Litre
DL Michael Kashak
DL James Vaughters
LB Jameer Thurman
REC Marken Michel
DB Patrick Levels
REC Reggie Begelton
OL Justin Renfrow
RB Terry Williams

 

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

OL Emmanuel Adusei
DL Tobi/Oluwatobi Antigha
REC Albert Awachie
LB Brandyn Bartlett
OL Dariusz Bladek
DB Elie Bouka
DB Erik Dargan
REC Antwane Grant
DL Nick James
RB Christion Jones
LB Cameron Judge
DL Antonio Longino
DB Chris Lyles
LB Derrick Moncrief
REC Denzel Radford
QB Marquise Williams
DB Sam Williams

 

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

DB Brandon Alexander
DB Kahlen Branning
DB Abubakarr Conteh
DT Faith Ekakitie
DT Cory Johnson
DB Robert Porter
FB John Rush
LB Jovan Santos-Knox
DB Brian Walker
REC L’Damian Washington
LB Kyrie Wilson

 

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

REC Damarr Aultman
DB Mariel Cooper
REC Felix Faubert-Lussier
OL Brett Golding
DB Richard Leonard
DB Keondrick Lyn
OL Ryker Mathews
DE Connor McGough
DE Ryan Mueller
DT Jason Neill
REC Willie Quinn
OL Braden Schram
RB Sean Thomas-Erlington
DT Justin Vaughn
OL Everton Williams

 

TORONTO ARGONAUTS

OL William Campbell
DB Alden Darby
DB Qudarius Ford
DE Evan Foster
LB Justin Herdman
RB Martese Jackson
OL Chris Kolankowski
LB Nakas Onyeka
QB Dakota Prukop
REC Jimmy Ralph
REC Kendall Sanders
RB James Wilder Jr.
REC Malcolm Williams
DB Robert Woodson
DL Dylan Wynn

 

OTTAWA REDBLACKS

DB Sherrod Baltimore
LS Louis-Philippe Bourassa
LB Kevin Brown
DL Jake Ceresna
QB Danny Collins
DL Avery Ellis
RB Anthony Gosselin
REC Austen Hartley
OL Zachary Intzandt
DB Adrian James
OL Evan Johnson
OL Eric Lofton
REC Dominque Rhymes
DB Winston Rose
DL Teidrick Smith
REC Joshua Stangby
DB Corey Tindal
DL Michael Wakefield

MONTREAL ALOUETTES

DB Branden Dozier
DT Fabion Foote
OL Sean Jamieson
REC George Johnson
FB DJ Lalama
REC Eugene Lewis
DE Ivan McLennan
LB Reggie Northrup
LB Anthony Sarao
QB Matt Shiltz
FB Oumar Toure
LB Dominque Tovell
DB Dondre Wright