November 26, 2017

DeVier Posey named Grey Cup MVP

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OTTAWA — Toronto Argonauts second-year receiver DeVier Posey has been named the Grey Cup MVP.

Posey led the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw with seven catches for 175 yards and a touchdown, helping the Argos earn a dramatic 27-24 win over the Calgary Stampeders.

The sophomore receiver’s big day included a 100-yard touchdown in the first half, the longest offensive touchdown in Grey Cup history.

After getting his feet wet late in 2016, Posey came on strong in a lead role on Marc Trestman’s new-look offence. The primary deep threat, Posey racked up 744 yards and seven touchdowns in a shortened 12-game season, averaging 14.3 yards per catch.

Posey came to the Argos after a career south of the border, where he was drafted as a receiver and a returner by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Stampeders running back Jerome Messam was named the game’s Most Valuable Canadian.