The Football Reporters of Canada have completed the first round of voting in the CFL player awards. There are six categories in total. For the Saskatchewan Roughriders the nominees are: Most Outstanding Player: running back Kory Sheets (pictured); Most Outstanding Canadian: receiver Chris Getzlaf; Most Outstanding Defensive Player: safety Tyron Brackenridge; Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman: guard Brendon LaBatte; Most Outstanding Rookie: special teams lineman Levi Steinhauer; Most Outstanding Special Teams Player: punter Ricky Schmitt.
You can find out who the nominees for the other seven teams are here. The finalists in the East and West Divisions will be announced on Nov. 7. The Gibson’s Finest CFL Player Awards will then be doled out at a gala ceremony at Conexus Arts Centre in Regina on Nov. 21 that will be emceed by comic Brent Butt and CFL analyst Glen Suitor. You can find out more about that event here.