TORONTO — The Canadian Football League announced today the team winners for the 2012 Gibson’s Finest CFL Player Awards.
The players were selected by voting members of the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and the CFL head coaches.
In this first ballot, FRC representatives from each CFL city plus the respective head coach submitted votes for the six categories. Voters were asked to select players from their local CFL club who through on-field performance excellence, best represent the awards’ title – 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 2012 Gibson’s Finest CFL Player Awards will be announced on Wednesday, November 7 at noon ET.
The 2012 Gibson’s Finest CFL Player Awards will be handed out on Thursday, November 22 at Koerner Hall in downtown Toronto. Tickets for the show are available by calling (416) 341-ARGO. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. Awards show tickets also provide access to the TELUS Players Party at the MTCC which features performances by some of the hottest names in Canadian music including K’naan, Kardinal Offishall, Mia Martina and Kreesha Turner.
Below are the first ballot results:
* – Indicates a unanimous selection
Player – Travis Lulay Defensive – Adam Bighill * Canadian – Andrew Harris * OffensiveLineman – Jovan Olafioye Special Teams – Tim Brown Rookie – Jabar Westerman
Player – Jon Cornish * Defensive – Charleston Hughes * Canadian – Jon Cornish * OffensiveLineman – Dimitri Tsoumpas SpecialTeams – Rene Paredes * Rookie – Chris Randle
Player – JC Sherritt * Defensive – JC Sherritt * Canadian – Ted Laurent OffensiveLineman – Orrin Thompson Special Teams – Grant Shaw Rookie – Shamawd Chambers
Player – Weston Dressler * Defensive – Tyron Brackenridge Canadian – Dominic Picard OffensiveLineman – Dominic Picard SpecialTeams – Sam Hurl Rookie – Xavier Fulton
Player – Chad Simpson Defensive – Alex Hall Canadian – Henoc Muamba OffensiveLineman – Glenn January * Special Teams – Justin Palardy Rookie – Chris Matthews *
Player – Chris Williams Defensive – Rey Williams Canadian – Luca Congi OffensiveLineman – Tim O’Neil Special Teams – Chris Williams * Rookie – Josh Bartel
Player – Chad Owens Defensive – Marcus Ball Canadian – Andre Durie * OffensiveLineman – Chris Van Zeyl Special Teams – Chad Owens * Rookie – Armond Armstead
Player – Anthony Calvillo * Defensive – Shea Emry Canadian – Shea Emry OffensiveLineman – Josh Bourke Special Teams – Kyries Hebert Rookie – Patrick Lavoie