Canadian Football League

Cornish named CFL's top player

Regina, SK ( - Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish has been named the CFL's top player.

Cornish, who led the league with 14 touchdowns, 1,813 rushing yards and 2,157 yards from scrimmage, became just the third Canadian to capture the honor. The others were Tony Gabriel in 1978 and Russ Jackson in 1963.

In addition, Cornish was selected as the CFL's top Canadian for the second year in a row.

Two other Stampeders, kicker Rene Paredes and center Brett Jones, were honored with awards. Paredes was selected as the CFL's top special teams performer and Jones was named the league's top rookie.

Paredes led the league with 54 field goals made and 213 points, and became just the third player in Stampeders history to crack the 200-point milestone.

Jones, selected 16th overall in the 2013 draft, became the first center to win the top rookie honor. He contributed to an offensive line that helped the Stamps lead the league in rushing.

Montreal linebacker Chip Cox was named the top defensive player and Saskatchewan's Brendon Labatte was selected as the best offensive lineman.

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