TORONTO -- It's that time of year where fans begin to debate who should be named the league's top rookie. But before the hardware gets handed out, let's see who's eligible.
Below is a list of players who are eligible for the 2013 Most Outstanding Rookie award.
In order to be eligible as a candidate for the League award for the "Most Outstanding First Year Player" (Rookie Award), a player must meet the following criteria:
1. He had, in the current season, been named to the active roster of a member Club of the Canadian Football League at the time it played in a regular season game; and
2. He had not:
a) In any prior season dressed for a member Club of the Canadian Football League at the time it played in a regular season or playoff or championship game;
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b) In the current season or in any prior season, dressed for a member Club in the National Football League, at the time it played in a regular season or post-season or championship game.
The Rookie of the Year is selected by voting members of the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and CFL head coaches. The winner will be announced at the Gibson’s Finest CFL Player Awards on Thursday, November 21 in Regina, SK.
The following players meet the above requirements this for this year’s voting:
Seydou Junior Haidara