REGINA – Jon Cornish isn’t playing this week as he hoped, but on Thursday night he took home some hardware to maybe make up for it a little bit.
The Calgary Stampeders running back was named both the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Canadian at the CFL Player Awards ceremony. Cornish is only the third Canadian ever to be named the league’s top player, a fact that was not lost on the New Westminster, B.C. native.
“There were good Canadians when I was growing up, but nobody won an MOP,” Cornish said. “For me to have this, I feel like, hopefully someone else will be inspired.
“I think it’s huge for the CFL and Canadian football.”
The Stampeders lost to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in last week’s West Division final. Cornish would like to be playing in the Grey Cup but is honoured to make history. Cornish led the league in touchdowns (14), rushing yards (1,813), and yards from scrimmage (2,157). He also set the record for most rushing yards in a season by a Canadian, breakingRead More »from Cornish makes history as third Canadian player to be named CFL’s Most Outstanding Player