Als, Bombers and Ticats lead the way in TSN CFL player poll Staff

11/2/2012 6:40:30 PM

Looking for the toughest player in the CFL? That'd be Winnipeg Blue Bombers QB Buck Pierce. The fastest? Hamilton's Chris Williams. What about the biggest trash talker? That honour is once again bestowed upon Montreal Alouettes DB Dwight Anderson.

That is, according to the results of the third annual CFL on TSN Player Poll released on Friday. Many of the league's players participated in the poll, giving their thoughts on questions ranging from most underrated player to nastiest player.

The largest margin of victory in this year's poll was in the Biggest Threat To Score category, where Hamilton's Chris Williams won convincingly with 68 percent of the vote.

Coversely, the most wide-open vote in the poll was for most underrated player as Winnipeg's Chad Simpson won the category with 7.9 percent of the total vote.

Calgary's Nik Lewis made the most appearances this year with five, placing high in categories such as Best Hands and Best Clutch Performer, and receiving the most votes in the Toughest to Bring Down category.

Williams, who this year broke the single season record for most return touchdowns with six, was the only player to be voted tops in multiple category, being named both the Fastest and Biggest Threat To Score.

The East Division-leading Montreal Alouettes led the way in the poll with three category winners. Winnipeg and Hamilton had two winners each while the Eskimos were the only team shut out.