CFL Most Outstanding Player Award winners

At the conclusion of the Canadian Football League season the Most Outstanding Player Award is issued, with many of the biggest names in the competition on the honour roll. One player from both the East Division and the West Division are nominated for the award with these selection crowned the Terry Evanshaw Trophy (East) and the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy (West). Football media in Canada votes on the winner of this annual award.

Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Player Award winners

2018 – Bo Levi Mitchell (QB), Calgary Stampeders
2017 – Mike Reilly (QB), Edmonton Eskimos
2016 – Bo Levi Mitchell (QB), Calgary Stampeders
2015 – Henry Burris (QB), Ottawa RedBlacks
2014 – Solomon Elimimian (LB), BC Lions
2013 – Jon Cornish (RB), Calgary Stampeders
2012 – Chad Owens (WR/KR), Toronto Argonauts
2011 – Travis Lulay (QB), BC Lions
2010 – Henry Burris (QB), Calgary Stampeders
2009 – Anthony Calvillo (QB), Montreal Alouettes
2008 – Anthony Calvillo (QB), Montreal Alouettes
2007 – Kerry Joseph (QB), Saskatchewan Roughriders
2006 – Geroy Simon (SB), BC Lions
2005 – Damon Allen (QB), Toronto Argonauts
2004 – Casey Printers (QB), BC Lions
2003 – Anthony Calvillo (QB), Montreal Alouettes
2002 – Milt Stegall (SB), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2001 – Khari Jones (QB), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2000 – Dave Dickenson (QB), Calgary Stampeders
1999 – Danny McManus (QB), Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1998 – Mike Pringle (RB), Montreal Alouettes
1997 – Doug Flutie (QB), Toronto Argonauts
1996 – Doug Flutie (QB), Toronto Argonauts
1995 – Mike Pringle (RB), Baltimore Stallions
1994 – Doug Flutie (QB), Calgary Stampeders
1993 – Doug Flutie (QB), Calgary Stampeders
1992 – Doug Flutie (QB), Calgary Stampeders
1991 – Doug Flutie (QB), BC Lions
1990 – Mike “Pinball” Clemons (RB), Toronto Argonauts
1989 – Tracy Ham (QB), Edmonton Eskimos
1988 – David Williams (WR), BC Lions
1987 – Tom Clements (QB), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1986 – James Murphy (WR), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1985 – Mervyn Fernandez (WR), BC Lions
1984 – Willard Reaves (RB), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1983 – Warren Moon (QB), Edmonton Eskimos
1982 – Condredge Holloway (QB), Toronto Argonauts
1981 – Dieter Brock (QB), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1980 – Dieter Brock (QB), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1979 – David Green (RB), Montreal Alouettes
1978 – Tony Gabriel (TE), Ottawa Rough Riders
1977 – Jimmy Edwards (RB), Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1976 – Ron Lancaster (QB), Saskatchewan Roughriders
1975 – Willie Burden (RB), Calgary Stampeders
1974 – Tom Wilkinson (QB), Edmonton Eskimos
1973 – George McGowan (WR), Edmonton Eskimos
1972 – Garney Henley (WR), Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1971 – Don Jonas (QB), Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1970 – Ron Lancaster (QB), Saskatchewan Roughriders
1969 – Russ Jackson (QB), Ottawa Rough Riders
1968 – Bill Symons (RB), Toronto Argonauts
1967 – Peter Liske (QB), Calgary Stampeders
1966 – Russ Jackson (QB), Ottawa Rough Riders
1965 – George Reed (RB), Saskatchewan Roughriders
1964 – Lovell Coleman (RB), Calgary Stampeders
1963 – Russ Jackson (QB), Ottawa Rough Riders
1962 – George Dixon (RB), Montreal Alouettes
1961 – Bernie Faloney (QB), Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1960 – Jackie Parker (QB), Edmonton Eskimos
1959 – Johnny Bright (RB), Edmonton Eskimos
1958 – Jackie Parker (QB), Edmonton Eskimos
1957 – Jackie Parker (RB), Edmonton Eskimos
1956 – Hal Patterson (DB/OE), Montreal Alouettes
1955 – Pat Abbruzzi (RB), Montreal Alouettes
1954 – Sam Etcheverry (QB), Montreal Alouettes
1953 – Billy Vessels (RB), Edmonton Eskimos

Why is it sometimes referred to as the Schenley Award?

The Most Outstanding Player Award was first won in 1953 with it called the Schenley Award, with it named after the Schenley Distillers Corporation, an association it continued until 1988.

Betting on the CFL Most Outstanding Player award

All online sportsbooks catering to Canadians will likely have markets available on the Most Outstanding Player Award. This means prior to the season and once it has began you will be able to bet on the outcome of this award. Some online betting sites that definitely have markets on this category include Bodog and Bet365.