134 PLAYERS ELIGIBLE FOR CFL MOST OUTSTANDING ROOKIE AWARD

134 PLAYERS ELIGIBLE FOR CFL MOST OUTSTANDING ROOKIE AWARD

First-year player to be recognized at Shaw CFL Awards as part of the 2019 Grey Cup Festival presented by Shaw

TORONTO (October 17, 2019) – 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 November 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, postseason 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, postseason 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, November 24, featuring Keith Urban in the Freedom Mobile Grey Cup Halftime Show. For more information, click here.

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

AD

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

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Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
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