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Jon Cornish – RB– Calgary Stampeders


Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian at the 2012 Gibson’s Finest Player Awards.

Cornish's first Most Outstanding Canadian Award arrives after he ran for 1,457 yards this season as he broke Normie Kwong’s 56-year-old single-season rushing record for Canadians.

The total also allowed him to win the 2012 CFL rushing title by 180 yards over his closest pursuer, Roughriders tailback Kory Sheets.

The New Westminster BC native became the eighth Stamp to win a rushing crown as he joins a group that includes Earl Lunsford (1961), Lovell Coleman (1963, 1964), Hugh McKinnis (1970), Willie Burden (1975), James Sykes (1980, 1981), Gary Allen (1986) and Joffrey Reynolds (2008, 2009).

Cornish’s rushing total this past season was the best in the CFL since 2009, the second-best since 2006 and the seventh-best single-season total in Stampeders’ franchise history. He shared the league lead with 11 rushing touchdowns and was also a threat in the passing game as he hauled in 38 catches for 338 yards and two scores.

 

Previous CFL Most Outstanding Canadians
2012 -- Jon Cornish, Calgary
2011 -- Jerome Messam, Edmonton
2010 -- Andy Fantuz, Saskatchewan
2009 -- Ricky Foley, B.C.
2008 -- Kamau Peterson, Edmonton
2007 -- Jason Clermont, B.C.
2006 -- Brent Johnson, B.C.
2005 -- Brent Johnson, B.C.
2004 -- Jason Clermont, B.C.
2003 -- Ben Cahoon, Montreal
2002 -- Ben Cahoon, Montreal
2001 -- Doug Brown, Winnipeg
2000 -- Sean Millington, B.C.
1999 -- Michael O’Shea, Toronto
1998 -- Mike Morreale, Hamilton
1997 -- Sean Millington, B.C.
1996 -- Leroy Blugh, Edmonton
1995 -- David Sapunjis, Calgary
1994 -- Gerald Wilcox, Winnipeg
1993 -- David Sapunjis, Calgary
1992 -- Ray Elgaard, Saskatchewan
1991 -- Blake Marshall, Edmonton
1990 -- Ray Elgaard, Saskatchewan
1989 -- Rocky DiPietro, Hamilton
1988 -- Ray Elgaard, Saskatchewan
1987 -- Scott Flagel, Winnipeg
1986 -- Joe Poplawski, Winnipeg
1985 -- Paul Bennett, Hamilton
1984 -- Nick Arakgi, Montreal
1983 -- Paul Bennett, Montreal
1982 -- Rocky DiPietro, Hamilton
1981 -- Joe Poplawski, Winnipeg
1980 -- Gerry Dattillio, Montreal
1979 -- Dave Fennell, Edmonton
1978 -- Tony Gabriel, Ottawa
1977 -- Tony Gabriel, Ottawa
1976 -- Tony Gabriel, Ottawa
1975 -- Jim Foley, Ottawa
1974 -- Tony Gabriel, Hamilton
1973 -- Gerry Organ, Ottawa
1972 -- Jim Young, B.C.
1971 -- Terry Evanshen, Montreal
1970 -- Jim Young, B.C.
1969 -- Russ Jackson, Ottawa
1968 -- Ken Nielsen, Winnipeg
1967 -- Terry Evanshen, Calgary
1966 -- Russ Jackson, Ottawa
1965 -- Zeno Karcz, Hamilton
1964 -- Tommy Grant, Hamilton
1963 -- Russ Jackson, Ottawa
1962 -- Harvey Wylie, Calgary
1961 -- Tony Pajaczkowski, Calgary
1960 -- Ron Stewart, Ottawa
1959 -- Russ Jackson, Ottawa
1958 -- Ron Howell, Hamilton
1957 -- Gerry James, Winnipeg
1956 -- Normie Kwong, Edmonton
1955 -- Normie Kwong, Edmonton
1954 -- Gerry James, Winnipeg

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