Bombers receiver Schoen named CFL's rookie of the year

REGINA — Receiver Dalton Schoen of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is the CFL's top rookie.

Schoen received the honour Thursday night at the CFL awards banquet.

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

The six-foot-one, 218-pound American led the CFL in receiving yards (1,441) and touchdown catches (16).

Schoen registered 70 receptions in his first CFL campaign, averaging a sparkling 20.6 yards per catch.

Schoen and the Bombers will finish their season Sunday facing the Toronto Argonauts in the Grey Cup game at Mosaic Stadium.

Winnipeg will be chasing a third straight championship.

Tyson Philpot of the Montreal Alouettes was the finalist.

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

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