Calgary running back Jon Cornish named CFL's top Canadian player
Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish sits on the bench during Grey Cup practice in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday November 26, 2014. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, November 27, 2014 11:15PM EST
VANCOUVER - Running back Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders is the CFL's top Canadian.
The 30-year-old native of New Westminster, B.C., was honoured Thursday during the CFL's awards banquet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Cornish claimed the award in voting conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and nine CFL head coaches.
The six-foot, 209-pound Cornish led the CFL in rushing with 1,082 yards and averaged 7.8 yards per carry despite only playing nine games due to injuries.
Defensive tackle Ted Laurent of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who recorded a career-best nine sacks, was the finalist.
Calgary and Hamilton will meet Sunday in the Grey Cup game.