October 17, 2019

CFL reveals 134 players eligible for Most Outstanding Rookie

Arthur Ward/CFL.ca

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) has released the names of the 134 players eligible for the 2019 Most Outstanding Rookie award. The recipient will be recognized at the Shaw CFL Awards on Nov. 21 – one of the marquee events as part of the 2019 Grey Cup Festival presented by Shaw.

The Most Outstanding Rookie award is selected by voting members of the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and CFL head coaches. In order to be eligible, players:

  • Must have been named to the active 44-man roster of a member club of the CFL for a regular season game during the 2019 season; AND
  • Must not have dressed for a member club of the CFL for a regular season, post-season or championship game in any prior season; AND
  • Must not have dressed for a member club of the National Football League for a regular season, post-season or championship game in the current season or any season prior.

Several ticketed events for the 2019 Grey Cup Festival presented by Shaw are on sale now, including the Shaw CFL Awards, the Canadian Tire CFL Alumni Association Legends Luncheon, the Alberta Blue Cross Grey Cup Gala Dinner, the Cheer Extravaganza, the first-ever Grey Cup Rodeo, the SiriusXM Saturday Night Concert presented by Coors Light, and more. Additional event details, dates and purchasing information can be found at GreyCupFestival.ca.

Tickets as low as $150 are on sale now for the 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 24, featuring Keith Urban in the Freedom Mobile Grey Cup Halftime Show. For more information, click here.

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Previous winners of the Most Outstanding Rookie award include:

  • 2018: Lewis Ward (OTT)
  • 2017: James Wilder Jr. (TOR)
  • 2016: DaVaris Daniels (CGY)
  • 2015: Derel Walker (EDM)
  • 2014: Dexter McCoil (EDM)
  • 2013: Brett Jones (CGY)
  • 2012: Chris Matthews (WPG)
  • 2011: Chris Williams (HAM)
  • 2010: Solomon Elimimian (BC)
  • 2009: Martell Mallett (BC)
  • 2008: Weston Dressler (SSK)

The following players are eligible to be named the 2019 Most Outstanding Rookie:

MONTREAL

Name POS School
Anderson, Nathaniel DL Missouri
Carter, Ryan DB Clemson
Floyd, Tevin LB The Citadel
Jones, Jarnor DB Iowa State
Kuhlmann, Diego OL ITESM Toluca
Moisan, Etienne FB Laval
Richard, Hugo QB Laval
Sanelli, Michael DL Concordia
Schleuger, Chris OL Alabama Birmingham
Simmons, Antonio DL Georgia Tech
Wieneke, Jake WR South Dakota State

OTTAWA

Name POS School
Araujo-Lopes, Rafael WR Illinois
Dedmon, DeVonte WR William and Mary
Farris, De’Andre DB Western Kentucky
Fernandez, Jerod LB North Carolina St
Fleming Jr., Maurice DB West Virginia
Fontana, Alex OL Kansas
Hayes, De’Chavon DB Arizona St
Jackson, Darius DL Jacksonville St
Jenkins, Shaneil DL Shepherd
Lewis, Wesley WR Houston Baptist
Maltos, Jose K Nuevo Leon
McClain, Kishawn DB North Texas
Montgomery, De’Andre LB Miami, OH
Nembot, Stephane OL Colorado
Onyeka, Kene DL Carleton
Salmon, Shaheed LB Samford
Smith, Jerminic WR Southwest Baptist
Villalobos, Guillermo WR Borregos ITESM Mexico

TORONTO

Name POS School
Boateng, Matt DB Fresno State
Cibasu , Regis WR Montreal
Foggie, Juwan LB UNC Charlotte
Gilchrist, Kennan LB Appalachian State
Gittens Jr, Kurleigh WR Wilfrid Laurier
Hernandez, Christian LB Fundidores
Joseph, Roubbens OL Buffalo
Linnainmaa, Kimi WR Helsinki Roosters
Richards, Shane OL Oklahoma State
Smith, Robbie DL Wilfrid Laurier
Spaziani, Joe LS Virginia
Thomas, Jhaustin DL Iowa State

HAMILTON

Name POS School
Acklin, Jaelon WR Western Illinois
Amavizca, Gabriel K BUAP
Beverette, Tyrice LB Stony Brook
Crump, Koron DL Arizona State
Dean, David DL Virginia
Frey Jr., Chris LB Michigan State
Gibbon, Jesse OL Waterloo
Gnahoua, Valentin DL McGill
Irons, Maleek RB Ohio
Kalinic, Nikola WR York
Korol, Lukas LB Guelph
Mitchel, Tevin DB Arkansas
Moore, Hayden QB Cincinnati
Moore, Jordan LB Texas at San Antonio
Sumpter, Justin WR Kennesaw State
Tucker, Marcus WR Northern Michigan
Ungerer III, David WR Idaho

WINNIPEG

Name POS School
Bailey, Rasheed WR Delaware Valley
Desjarlais, Drew OL Windsor
Eli, Tavita OL Hawaii
Exume, Kerfalla DB Montreal
Hallett, Nick DB Toronto
Hansen, Thiadric DL Potsdam Royals
Jones, Michael DB Temple
Koloamatangi, Meffy DE Hawaii
Kongbo, Jonathan DE Tennessee
Latour, Maxime LS Sherbrooke
Lawler, Kenny WR California
McGuire, Sean QB Western Illinois
Oliveira, Brady RB North Dakota
Richardson, Steve DT Minnesota
Walker, Kenny WR UCLA

SASKATCHEWAN

Name POS School
Bennett, Jake OL Colorado State
Brassea, Rene OL Fundidores
Brown, Blace DB Troy
Dabire, Charbel DT Wagner College
Dearborn, Jacob DB Carleton
Faulk, Jeremy DT Garden City College
Harker, Isaac QB Colorado School of Mines
Henderson, Carlos WR Louisiana Tech
Idowu, Seun LB Pittsburgh
Lenius, Brayden WR New Mexico
McInnis, Justin WR Arkansas State
Picton, Mitchell WR Regina
Shepley, Dakota OL UBC
Zimmerman, Max WR Potsdam Royals

CALGARY

Name POS School
Brown, David OL Western University
Casher, Chris DL Faulkney University
Desjardins, Vincent DL Laval
Downey, Da’Sean DL Massachusetts
Gilbert, Jamari WR Incarnate Word
Holley, Nate DB Kent State
Hunchak, Colton WR York
Klukas, Michael WR Calgary
Maxwell, Dagogo DB UBC
Mayala, Hergy WR Connecticut
Moxey, Jonathan DB Boise State
Peck, Aaron WR Fresno State
Robo, Asnnel RB Montreal
Salgado, Andres WR Condors CDMX
Sopik, Fraser LB Western University
Williams, Zack OL Manitoba
Wilson, Raheem DB Southeastern Oklahoma State

EDMONTON

Name POS School
Betts, Mathieu DL Laval
Briscoe, Jeremiah QB Sam Houstan State
Cender, Peter FB Grand Valley State
Diggs, Vontae LB Connecticut
Hutter, Scott DB Wilfrid Laurier
McMaster, Harry WR Western University
Ross, Shai WR Manitoba
Rouyer, Maxime LB McGill
Saxelid, Kyle OL UNLV
Taylor, Alex RB Western University
Vickers, Kendal DL Tennessee
Walton, Jonathan LB South Carolina

BC

Name POS School
Alvarez,Gerardo WR GLB-Mexico
Boesen, Mat OB Texas Christian
Cheridor, Mackendy DE Georgia St
Cottoy, Jevon WR Langley Rams Jr.
Gamboa, Victor DB Eastern Washington
Haynes, Kevin LB Central Washington
Johnson, Hakeem DB Western
Ketter, Carson DB Pacific Lutheran
Koloamatangi, Meffy DE Hawaii
Lyles, Jamel RB Manitoba
Norman, Phillip OT Bethune-Cookman
Richarte, Fernando WR GLB-Mexico
Robinson, Noah LB Missouri
Samuels, Oshane DB Edmonton Huskies Jr.
Tucker, D’londo DE Eastern Washington
Villamizar, Mario TE Wilfrid Laurier
Wright, Charles DE Vanderbilt