Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Riders Player Award Nominees
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Second consecutive nomination as Riders Most Outstanding Player…leads the Rider receivers and has established career highs with 94 catches for 1,206 yards and 13 touchdowns…this is the fourth time in his five years in the CFL he has surpassed 1,000 yards…has started in all 17 games this season…returned 20 punts for 229 yards and 1 touchdown…was named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week once this season…last Roughrider to win Most Outstanding Player was Kerry Joseph in 2007.
MOST OUTSTANDING CANADIAN
First career nomination as Most Outstanding Canadian…has started 16 regular season games at centre…the last Rider to win Outstanding Canadian was Andy Fantuz in 2010.
MOST OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
First nomination as Riders Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman…Second career nomination as he was named Toronto Argonauts Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2011… has started in 16 regular season games at centre…last Roughrider to win this award was Gene Makowsky in 2004 and 2005.
MOST OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER
First nomination as Most Outstanding Defensive Player…has started all 17 regular season games at linebacker…leads team in defensive tackles with 74, tackles for loss with 6 and is tied for team lead in interceptions with 2…registered one blocked punt that resulted in his 15-yard fumble return touchdown…last Roughrider to win the Western Division’s Outstanding Defensive Player was Jerrell Freeman in 2011.
MOST OUTSTANDING ROOKIE
Acquired in an off-season trade with the Edmonton Eskimos for a conditional sixth round pick in 2013…Fulton has started 16 regular season games this season at left tackle…last Roughrider to win Outstanding Rookie was Weston Dressler in 2008.
MOST OUTSTANDING SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER
Nominated as Riders Special Teams Player of the Year in his first CFL season…has dressed in all 17 regular season games…leads Riders with 17 special teams tackles…has also added four defensive tackles, one quarterback sack and one forced fumble…Corey Holmes won this award in 2002 and 2005.
A complete list of all team nominees can be found right here.