TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today the team winners for the 2014 CFL Awards.
The players 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 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’ 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 2014 CFL Awards will be announced on Thursday, November 13 at noon ET.
The 2014 CFL Awards will be handed out on Thursday, November 27 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, B.C. Tickets for the show are available at ticketmaster.ca. Tickets can be upgraded to provide access to the pre-show reception, the Concert Series VIP viewing deck or the CFLPA Official Player’s Party at FIVESIXTY.
Below are the first ballot results:
*Indicates a unanimous selection
Player: Solomon Elimimian* Defensive: Solomon Elimimian* Canadian: Rolly Lumbala OffensiveLineman: Jovan Olafioye SpecialTeams: Paul McCallum Rookie: Josh Johnson
Player: Adarius Bowman Defensive: Odell Willis* Canadian: Eddie Steele Offensive Lineman: Simeon Rottier Special Teams: Deon Lacey Rookie: Dexter McCoil*
Player: Jon Cornish Defensive: Shawn Lemon Canadian: Jon Cornish* Offensive Lineman: Brett Jones Special Teams: Rob Maver* Rookie: Sederrik Cunningham
Player: John Chick Defensive: John Chick Canadian: Ricky Foley OffensiveLineman: Dominic Picard SpecialTeams: Tristan Jackson Rookie: Mark LeGree
Player: Drew Willy Defensive: Maurice Leggett Canadian: Lirim Hajrullahu OffensiveLineman: Glenn January SpecialTeams: Lirim Hajrullahu* Rookie: Lirim Hajrullahu*
Player: Zach Collaros Defensive: Simoni Lawrence Canadian: Ted Laurent OffensiveLineman: Brian Simmons* SpecialTeams: Justin Medlock Rookie: Taylor Reed
Player: Ricky Ray* Defensive: Tristan Okpalaugo Canadian: Chris Van Zeyl OffensiveLineman: Chris Van Zeyl SpecialTeams: Swayze Waters Rookie: Tristan Okpalaugo*
Player: Jasper Simmons Defensive: Jasper Simmons Canadian: Justin Capicciotti OffensiveLineman: Jon Gott SpecialTeams: Brett Maher Rookie: Antoine Pruneau*
Player: Duron Carter Defensive: Bear Woods Canadian: Jeff Perrett Offensive Lineman: Jeff Perrett Special Teams: Sean Whyte Rookie: Gabriel Knapton*