2021 CFL TEAM AWARD WINNERS ENTER THE SPOTLIGHT

2021 CFL TEAM AWARD WINNERS ENTER THE SPOTLIGHT

Six players from each team recognized for outstanding performances

TORONTO (November 17, 2021) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) has announced six team award winners from each CFL club who will advance to the next stage of voting in the lead up to the 2021 CFL Awards.

The winners were selected by their respective CFL city’s voting members of the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC), as well as their team’s head coach.

Voters were tasked with selecting players whose on-field performances best represent the team’s Most Outstanding Player, Most Outstanding Canadian, Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, Most Outstanding Rookie, and Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.

The East and West Division finalists for the 2021 CFL Awards will be announced on Thursday, November 25.

The 2021 CFL Awards will take place on Friday, December 10 at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Beginning at 6 p.m. ET, the evening is one of the highlights of this year’s Grey Cup Week. For the first time since its inception, the CFL Awards will be free and open to the public. Seating will be limited and fans are invited to reserve their spots now at greycupfestival.ca.

Several free fan events highlight the 2021 edition of Grey Cup Week, including the Grey Cup Arrival delivered by Canada Drives, the Commissioner’s Fan State of the League address, and much more. Additional details and registration information can be found at greycupfestival.ca.

The 108th Grey Cup will be played at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field on Sunday, December 12, featuring Arkells in the Twisted Tea Grey Cup Halftime Show. A limited number of tickets are still available at ticketmaster.ca/greycup.

2021 TEAM AWARD WINNERS

BC LIONS

  • Player: Lucky Whitehead
  • Defensive: Bo Lokombo
  • Canadian: Bo Lokombo
  • Offensive Lineman: Kent Perkins
  • Special Teams: Stefan Flintoft
  • Rookie: Jordan Williams*

EDMONTON ELKS

  • Player: James Wilder Jr.*
  • Defensive: Derrick Moncrief
  • Canadian: Sean Whyte
  • Offensive Lineman: Matt O’Donnell
  • Special Teams: Sean Whyte*
  • Rookie: Nyles Morgan*

CALGARY STAMPEDERS

  • Player: Ka’Deem Carey
  • Defensive: Mike Rose
  • Canadian: Derek Wiggan
  • Offensive Lineman: Sean McEwen*
  • Special Teams: Rene Paredes*
  • Rookie: Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

  • Player: Cody Fajardo
  • Defensive: Loucheiz Purifoy
  • Canadian: Micah Teitz*
  • Offensive Lineman: Dan Clark
  • Special Teams: Brett Lauther*
  • Rookie: Kian Schaffer-Baker

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

  • Player: Zach Collaros
  • Defensive: Adam Bighill
  • Canadian: Nic Demski*
  • Offensive Lineman: Stanley Bryant*
  • Special Teams: Mike Miller*
  • Rookie: DeAundre Alford*

HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

  • Player: Simoni Lawrence*
  • Defensive: Simoni Lawrence
  • Canadian: Tunde Adeleke
  • Offensive Lineman: Brandon Revenberg*
  • Special Teams: Nick Cross
  • Rookie: Desmond Lawrence

TORONTO ARGONAUTS

  • Player: McLeod Bethel-Thompson
  • Defensive: Dexter McCoil Sr.
  • Canadian: Kurleigh Gittens Jr.
  • Offensive Lineman: Peter Nicastro
  • Special Teams: Boris Bede*
  • Rookie: Peter Nicastro

OTTAWA REDBLACKS

  • Player: DeVonte Dedmon
  • Defensive: Avery Williams
  • Canadian: Lewis Ward
  • Offensive Lineman: Mark Korte*
  • Special Teams: DeVonte Dedmon*
  • Rookie: Ryan Davis

MONTREAL ALOUETTES

  • Player: William Stanback*
  • Defensive: David Ménard
  • Canadian: David Ménard
  • Offensive Lineman: Landon Rice
  • Special Teams: David Côté
  • Rookie: David Côté

*Denotes a unanimous selection

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