Bombers' Bryant becomes four-time winner of CFL's top lineman award

REGINA — A historic accomplishment for Stanley Bryant.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers' towering tackle was named the CFL's top lineman for a record fourth time Thursday night at the league's awards banquet.

The six-foot-five, 313-pound Bryant also claimed the honour in 2017, '18 and 2021.

Voting was conducted by members of the Football Reporters of Canada and the nine CFL head coaches.

Winnipeg faces the Toronto Argonauts in the Grey Cup game Sunday, with the Bombers chasing a third straight championship.

The Bombers posted a CFL-best 15-3 record this season, aided by an explosive offence.

Quarterback Zach Collaros led the CFL in touchdown passes (37) and was second in passing yards (career-best 4,183 yards) while completing 305-of-436 passes (70 per cent).

Collaros, the CFL's outstanding player last season, is a finalist for this year's award.

The Bombers were tops this year in offensive TDs (58), passing TDs (44), passing efficiency (116.6), average per attempt (9.6 yards) and second in offensive scoring (28.2 points per game).

Winnipeg also surrendered the second-fewest sacks (29).

Canadian Brandon Revenberg of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats was the finalist.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 17, 2022.

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