Two Tiger-Cats have picked up CFL awards.
Running back C.J. Gable has been named the East Division’s Most Outstanding Rookie while linebacker Marc Beswick is the East Division’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.
Gable had 782 rushing yards, 600 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 15 games this season, and is going up against Calgary centre Brett Jones for the CFL Rookie of the Year Award.
The running back was named an East Division All-Star on Wednesday.
Beswick led the CFL with 24 special teams tackles this season and earned an East Division All-Star as well.
Stampeders kicker Rene Peredes is the West Division nominee.
Calgary’s Jon Cornish and Toronto’s Ricky Ray are up for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award.
Cornish is also nominated for Top Canadian along with Winnipeg’s Henoc Muamba.
Stampeders defensive end Charleston Hughes and Montreal’s Chip Cox have been nominated for Defensive Player of the Year.
And Toronto’s Jeff Keeping and Saskatchewan’s Brendon LaBatte are the finalists for the Offensive Lineman of the Year honour.
The CFL award winners will be handed out November 21 in Regina.
The East and West Player Award winners were selected by 77 voters, including members of the Football Reporters of Canada and CFL head coaches.
This year’s East & West Award winners are:
|PLAYER||Jon Cornish (CGY)||Ricky Ray (TOR)|
|DEFENSIVE PLAYER||Charleston Hughes (CGY)||Chip Cox (MTL)|
|CANADIAN PLAYER||Jon Cornish (CGY)||Henoc Muamba (WPG)|
|SPECIAL TEAMS||Rene Paredes (CGY)||Marc Beswick (HAM)|
|ROOKIE||Brett Jones (CGY)||C.J. Gable (HAM)|
|OFFENSIVE LINEMAN||Brendon LaBatte (SSK)||Jeff Keeping (TO|