ELIGIBLE PLAYERS FOR CFL MOST OUTSTANDING ROOKIE AWARD

ELIGIBLE PLAYERS FOR CFL MOST OUTSTANDING ROOKIE AWARD

Thursday, October 18, 2018 — TORONTO (October 18, 2018) -- Below is a list of players who are eligible for the 2018 Most Outstanding Rookie award. 

In order to be eligible as a candidate for the League award for the "Most Outstanding First Year Player" (Rookie Award), a player must meet the following criteria: 

  1. He has, in the current season, been named to the active 44-man roster of a member Club of the Canadian Football League at the time it played in a regular season game; and
  2. He has not:
  • In any prior season dressed for a member Club of the Canadian Football League at the time it played in a regular season or playoff or championship game; 
    -and –
  • In the current season or in any prior season, dressed for a member Club in the National Football League, at the time it played in a regular season or post-season or championship game.

The Most Outstanding Rookie award is selected by voting members of the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and CFL head coaches. The winner will be announced at the Shaw CFL Player Awards on Thursday, November 22 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Past Most Outstanding Rookie Winners:

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
2007: Cameron Wake BC
2006: Aaron Hunt BC

The following players meet the above requirements for this year's voting:

Montreal Alouettes

Name

Position

School

Bo Banner

DE

Central Washington

Woody Baron

DT

Virginia Tech

Ryan Brown

DT

Mississippi State

Brandon Calver

LB

Wilfrid Lauriers

Malcolm Carter

WR

Carleton

Ty Cranston

DB

Ottawa

Tyquwan Glass

DB

Fresno State

Kevin Haynes

LB

Central Washington

Tyler Johnstone

OT

Oregon

Paul Kozachuk

DB

Toronto

Willie Mays

DE

Tiffin

Khadim Mbaye

DE

Ottawa

Najee Murray

DB

Kent State

De'Mornay Pierson-El

WR

Nebraska

Lawrence Pittman

RB

Wingate

Jean-Gabriel Poulin

LB

Western

Na'Ty Rodgers

OT

Houston

Trey Rutherford

OG

Connecticut

William Stanback

RB

Virginia Union

Ryder Stone

RB

Dartmouth

     

Ottawa REDBLACKS

Name

Position

School

Anthony Cioffi

DB

Rutgers

Mickael Côté

LB

Concordia

Marco Dubois

WR

Laval

R.J. Harris

WR

New Hampshire

Justin Howell

DB

Carleton

Mark Korte

OL

Alberta

Tafon Mainsah

DB

Richmond

Jacob Scarfone

WR

Guelph

Noel Thomas II

WR

Connecticut

Lewis Ward

K

Ottawa

Avery Williams

LB

Temple

     

Toronto Argonauts

Name

Position

School

Hassan Barry

DL

McMaster

John Biewald

DL

Western

Anthony Covington

DB

North Carolina

Simon Gingras-Gagnon

RB

Laval

Sean Harrington

LB

Michigan State

Nelkas Kwemo

LB

Queen’s

Will Likely

DB

Maryland

Trumaine Washington

DB

Louisville

     

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Name

Position

School

Jackson Bennett

DB

Ottawa

Justin Buren

Darius Ciraco

WR

OL

Simon Fraser

Calgary

Dane Evans

QB

Tulsa

John Green

DB

Connecticut

Avery Jordan

OL

New Mexico

Rashad Lawrence

WR

Northwestern

Kay Okafor

DL

St. Francis Xavier

Nicholas Parisotto

DB

Guelph

Lucas Wacha

LB

Wyoming

Brett Wade

DL

Calgary

     

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Name

Position

School

Johnny Augustine

RB

Guelph

Tyneil Cooper

DB

Dixie State

Daniel Petermann

WR

McMaster

Robert Priester

DB

Wyoming

Marcus Sayles

DB

West Georgia

Rashaun Simonise

WR

Calgary

Cody Speller

OL

McMaster

Qadr Spooner

OL

McGill

Chris Streveler

QB

South Dakota

     

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Name

Position

School

Alexandre Chevrier

LB

Sherbrooke

Takoby Cofield

OL

Duke

Chad Geter

LB

Gardner-Webb

Kyran Moore

WR

Austin Peay

Micah Teitz

LB

Calgary

Terran Vaughn

OL

Stephen F. Austin State

David Watford

QB

Hampton

Jordan Williams-Lambert

WR

Ball State

     

Calgary Stampeders

Name

Position

School

Markeith Ambles

WR

Houston

Nick Arbuckle

QB

Georgia State

Montell Cozart

QB

Boise State

Nila Kasitati

OL

Oklahoma

Justin Lawrence

OL

Alberta

Royce Metchie

DB

Guelph

Eric Mezzalira

LB

McMaster

Romar Morris

RB

North Carolina

Folarin Orimolade

DL

Dartmouth

Tre Roberson

DB

Illinois State

Ryan Sceviour

OL

Calgary

Richard Sindani

WR

Regina

     

Edmonton Eskimos

Name

Position

School

Jordan Beaulieu

LB

Western

Shaquille Cooper

RB

Fort Hays State

Tanner Green

RB

Concordia

Monshadrik Hunter

DB

Arkansas State

Mark Mackie

DL

McMaster

Godfrey Onyeka

DB

Wilfrid Laurier

Jordan Robinson

RB

Sacramento State

Miles Shuler

WR

Northwestern

Nick Usher

DL

Texas El Paso

     

BC Lions

Name

Position

School

Peter Godber

OL

Rice

Edward Godin

DL

Laval

Isaiah Guzylak-Messam

DB

Wilfrid Laurier

David Knevel

OL

Nebraska

Julien Laurent

DL

Georgia State

Claudell Louis

DL

Fresno State

David Mackie

FB

McMaster

Ebenezer Ogundeko

DL

North Carolina

Andrew Peirson

OL

Gannon

 

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