October 18, 2011

Eligible players for Most Outstanding Rookie

CFL.ca Staff

TORONTO — Below is a list of players who are eligible for the 2011 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 24 in Vancouver, B.C.

The following players meet the above requirements this for this year’s voting:


Dublanko, Curtis        LB   North Dakota
Floyd, Perry               KR   Wingate
Hect, Jeffery              DB   St. Mary’s
Laybourn, Greg          CB   Oregon State
McCuller, Jeraill           T    North Carolina State
Ridgeway, Brian          LB   Simon Fraiser
Surla, John                LB    Western Ontario
Williams, Seth            DB   Richmond

Boldin, Demir               SB    Wake Forest
Clement, Nicholas         DS    North Carolina A&T
Coughman, Edawn        OL    Shaw
Hall, Bakial                  QB    Troy State
Kackert, Charles           RB    New Hampshire
Kouame, Djems            WR   Montréal
Mapp, Durell                 LB    North Carolina
Murillo, Armando           DC   Nebraska
Robinson, Alexander     DL    Western Ontario
Tranks, Samuel            SB    Seton Hill


Boltus, Jason            QB     Hartwick College
Carter, Michael          DB     Maryland
Denson, Brandon      LB      Michigan State
Forbes, Maurice        DT      Concordia
Grant, Bakari           WR     UC-Davis
Grant, Terry              RB      Alabama
Kanya, Nathan          LB      UBC
Kelly, Aaron              WR    Clemson
Mahoney, Liam         WR    Concordia
Means, Loyce            DB     Houston
Powell, Darius            DE     Fayetteville State
Rwabukamba, Chris    DB    Duke
Simmons, Brian          OL    Oklahoma
Thomas, Carlos          DB    South Carolina
Williams, Chris           WR    New Mexico State
Young, Marcell            DB    Jackson State

Brown, Tim                     SB         Rutgers
Denmark, Clarence          SB        Arkansas-Monticello
Etienne, Jade                  WR       Saskatchewan
Fritz, Rodney                   DL        Tennessee State
Mainor, Kenny                  DE/LB    Troy
Muamba, Henoc               LB        St. Francis Xavier
Poblah, Kito                     WR       Central Michigan
Pontbriand, Michel-Pierre    FB        Laval
Summers, Brandon           QB        Youngstown State
Turner, Bryant                   DT        Alabama at Birmingham
Vega, Jason                     DE/LB    Northeastern
Volny, Carl                       RB         Central Michigan


Boulay, Mathieu           DL    Bishop’s
Brown, Patrick             WR    Bethune-Cookman
Butler, Craig                DB    Western Ontario
Graham, Chris             LB     Michigan
Krausnick-Groh, Alex    OL    Calgary
Milo, Christopher          K      Laval
Neufeuld, Patrick          OL    Saskatchewan
Roberts, Roosevelt        DE    Troy
Russ, Eddie        &nb
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Sisco, Jordan                WR   Regina
West, Brandon              RB    Western Michigan
Rowe, Kenny                 DE    Oregon   


Antwi, Akwasi                LB    Mount Allsion
Bulcke, Brian                DL    Stanford
Coker, LaMarcus           RB    Hampton
Conn, Justin                 LB    Bishop’s
Davis, Torrey                 DL   Jacksonville State
Deane, J’Michael           OL    Michigan State
Dixon, Kevin                 DL    Troy
Morley, Demetrice         DB    Tennessee
Paredes, Rene              K     Concordia
Parker, Anthony             R     Calgary
Sinopoli, Brad               QB    Ottawa
Turner, Junior                DL    Bishop’s
Washington, Tony          OL    Albilene Christian


Coehoorn, Nathan     WR     Calgary
Henry, Marcus             WR     Kansas
Laurent, Ted               DT      Mississippi
Lopez, Hugo               DB      Toronto
Miller, Michael           DB      Acadia
Mitchell, Scott           OL      Rice
Munoz, Damaso           LB     Rutgers
Osaisai, Wopamo        DB     Stanford
Pierre, Youssy               WR     Montreal
Sherritt, JC                LB     Eastern Washington

Bighill, Adam            LB     Central Washington
Brown, Tim               RB     Temple
Cronk, Tim               FB     Bishop’s
Iannuzzi, Marco          WR    Harvard
Johnson, Kierrie        WR    Houston