WINNIPEG - Edmonton Eskimos receiver Derel Walker is the CFL's top rookie.

Walker was honoured Thursday at the CFL awards banquet, receiving 66-of-75 first-place ballots in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada.

Toronto Argonauts receiver Vidal Hazelton was the finalist.

Walker had 89 catches (Edmonton rookie record) for 1,110 yards and six TDs despite playing only 12 games (10 starts).

Hazelton led all Toronto receivers with 70 catches for 803 yards and six touchdowns.