According to the Canadian Press, Calgary Stampeders’ running back Jon Cornish has been nominated for the Canadian Football League’s most outstanding player award.
Cornish, who will represent the Western Division, led the Canadian Football League this season with 1457 rushing yards and tied Kory Sheets of the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the CFL lead in rushing touchdowns with 11. Cornish also set a record for most rushing yards in a season by a Canadian and became the first Canadian to lead the CFL in rushing yards since Orville Lee of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1988.
Cornish, a native of New Westminster, British Columbia, is up against Toronto Argonauts wide receiver Chad Owens, who set a CFL single season record for most all-purpose yards in 2012.
The last Calgary Stampeder to win the most outstanding player award was quarterback Henry Burris in 2010.
Cornish has also been nominated for top Canadian, where he is up against Montreal Alouette linebacker Shea Emery of Richmond, British Columbia.