According to the Canadian Press, Calgary Stampeders' running back Jon Cornish was named the most oustanding player and the most outstanding Canadian in the Canadian Football League for week 15 of the season on Tuesday.
In Saturday's game between the Calgary Stampeders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at McMahon Stadium, Cornish rushed for a season high 208 yards in a 38-11 Stampeder victory. Cornish, a native of New Westminster, British Columbia, also had 24 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Cornish, who was the top Canadian in the Canadian Football League in 2012, is the heavy favourite to win his second straight most outstanding Canadian award, and is starting to become a contender for the Canadian Football League's most outstanding player award in 2013. A Canadian has not won the award since Ottawa Rough Riders' tight end Tony Gabriel of Burlington, Ontario won the award in 1978.
Cornish currently leads the CFL with 1415 rushing yards, and is tied with Kory Sheets of the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 10 rushing touchdowns. The Stampeders next play the British Columbia Lions on Friday night at McMahon Stadium.