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CFL announces team winners for annual player awards

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The Canadian Press
10/31/2012 7:55:28 PM
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TORONTO -- The finalists for last year's CFL outstanding player award are up for the honour again in 2012.

Quarterbacks Travis Lulay of the B.C. Lions and Anthony Calvillo of the Montreal Alouettes were named their teams' representatives for the award Wednesday in voting conducted by members of the Football Reporters of Canada and the CFL head coaches.

Lulay captured the award last year with Calvillo named the East Division's top player.

The other West Division nominees, all unanimous selections, include Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish, Edmonton Eskimos linebacker J.C. Sherritt and Saskatchewan Roughriders slotback Weston Dressler.

Calvillo, a three-time award winner who was also a unanimous selection, will be up against Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Chad Simpson as well as receivers/kick-returners Chad Owens of the Toronto Argonauts and Chris Williams of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Cornish, Sherritt, Owens and Williams were all double nominees.

Cornish was also named Calgary's top Canadian while Sherritt earned Edmonton's top defensive player nomination.

Owens and Williams were also unanimous picks as their respective team's outstanding special-teams player selections.

Other two-time nominees included Saskatchewan centre Dom Picard (lineman, Canadian) and Montreal linebacker Shea Emry (defensive player, Canadian).

The division finalists will be announced next Wednesday. The CFL will honour its top individual performers Nov. 22 in Toronto.

Travis Lulay Anthony Calvillo (Photo: Canadian Press)

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