2016 CFL Team Award winners revealed
TORONTO – Awards season has officially kicked off, as the Canadian Football League announced Wednesday the team winners for the 2016 Shaw CFL Awards.
The award recipients were selected by voting members of the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and CFL head coaches.
In this first ballot, FRC representatives from each CFL city as well as the respective head coach submitted votes for six categories. Voters were asked to select players from their local CFL club who, through the excellence of their on-field performances, best represent the awards’ titles – Most Outstanding Player, Most Outstanding Canadian Player, Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, Most Outstanding Rookie, and Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.
The East and West Division winners for the 2016 Shaw CFL Awards will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 12.
The 2016 Shaw CFL Awards will be handed out on Thursday, Nov. 24 in Toronto.
Below are the first ballot results:
*Indicates a unanimous selection
|Offensive Lineman||Jovan Olafioye|
|Special Teams||Chris Rainey*|
|Offensive Lineman||Justin Sorensen|
|Special Teams||Sean Whyte|
|Player||Bo Levi Mitchell*|
|Offensive Lineman||Derek Dennis|
|Special Teams||Rene Paredes|
|Offensive Lineman||Thaddeus Coleman|
|Special Teams||Tyler Crapigna|
|WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS|
|Offensive Lineman||Travis Bond|
|Special Teams||Justin Medlock*|
|Offensive Lineman||Ryan Bomben|
|Special Teams||Brandon Banks|
|Offensive Lineman||Greg Van Roten|
|Special Teams||Lirim Hajrullahu|
|Offensive Lineman||Jon Gott|
|Special Teams||Tristan Jackson|
|Offensive Lineman||Kristian Matte|
|Special Teams||Stefan Logan|