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Receiver Lemar Durant named Most Valuable Canadian in 106GC

EDMONTON — Vancouver native Lemar Durant has been named the Most Valuable Canadian in the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw.

“It’s something you always dream of, but it happens to very few people, so for me to do this – it just means the world to me,” Durant said following the Stampeders 27-16 victory. “And I love you fans for supporting us. And my teammates, I couldn’t have done it without ya’ll.”

After a series of drops to start his night against the Ottawa REDBLACKS, Durant found his footing at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium and went on to haul in four receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown.  He also added another 22 yards on the ground.

 

Partway through the second quarter, Bo Levi Mitchell connected with Durant to extend the Stampeders early lead to ten points.

While Durant missed last year’s Grey Cup in Ottawa due to an injury sustained earlier in the season, the Stamps receiver did play the year prior, recording four receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown.