Kory Sheets earned the Grey Cup's Most Outstanding Player award and got to lift the trophy Sunday.REGINA—Saskatchewan's 45-23 win over Hamilton in Sunday's Grey Cup had a lot to do with the crowd, but it also was about running back Kory Sheets. Sheets carried the ball 20 times for 197 yards, shattering Johnny Bright's 1956 record of 169 yards and averaging 9.9 yards per carry. He also added two touchdowns and was named the game's Most Outstanding Player. However, Sheets said all the individual accolades and awards paled by comparison next to the trophy.
"It feels good to get that rushing record, but it feels better to get that Grey Cup," he said in a press conference afterwards. "Best moment of my career."
Sheets said the game unfolded perfectly for the Riders.
"Everything, the pass, the run, the protection, the special teams, the defence; it was all working," he said. "It was our night."
There was a lot of pressure on the team to win this year with the Grey Cup being at home, but Sheets said that didn't bother them.
"We focused on the Grey Cup, getting here, winning this game, and all the outside pressure just took care of itself."Read More »from Kory Sheets sets rushing record, earns MOP nod, runs over Ticats to give Riders Grey Cup