TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule

Roughriders slotback Dressler named CFL's top rookie

The Canadian Press
11/20/2008 9:41:42 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

MONTREAL - Slotback Weston Dressler of the Saskatchewan Roughriders is the CFL's outstanding rookie.

Dressler captured the honour Thursday at the CFL's awards banquet. Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Prechae Rodriguez was the finalist.

Voting for the award was conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada as well as the CFL's eight head coaches.

Dressler was an important figure for the Riders, whose receiving corps was decimated this season by injuries. The former University of North Dakota star registered 56 catches for 1,178 yards and 10 TDs while also serving as an effective kick returner.

The five-foot-seven, 179-pound Dressler became the first rookie in Riders history to register more than 1,000 yards receiving in a season.

Prechae was a bright spot for Hamilton (league-worst 3-15 record), recording 70 catches for 1,099 yards and seven TDs.

Weston Dressler (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

Anthony Calvillo Retires

Take a look back at the career of one of the greatest CFLers ever, Anthony Calvillo. More...

Vote for the TSN CFL POY Champion!
TSN TweetBox

Football Lives Here ™

Check out the full list of players with CFL experience now playing in the NFL. More...

The Rouge Archive

Take a look back at a selection of hot topic questions from around the league. More...

As always, it's Your! Call.

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television