CFL announces 2021 award finalists
The finalists for the 2021 CFL Awards were unveiled Thursday.
Fresh off becoming the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' all-time leading tackler, linebacker Simoni Lawrence is the East nominee for Most Outstanding Defensive Player. He'll square off against Blue Bombers' Adam Bighill, who has won the award twice (2015, 2018).
Rookie head coach Ryan Dinwiddie is up for Coach of the Year after making quite the splash in Toronto, leading the 9-5 Argos to the top of the East. Meanwhile, Mike O'Shea led Winnipeg to the best record in the CFL with an 11-3 mark, including a perfect record at IG Field.
|Category||East Division||West Division|
|Player||William Stanback (MTL)||Zach Collaros (WPG)|
|Defensive||Simoni Lawrence (HAM)||Adam Bighill (WPG)|
|Canadian||David Menard (MTL)||Bo Lokombo (BC)|
|Offensive Lineman||Brandon Revenberg (HAM)||Stanley Bryant (WPG)|
|Special Teams||DeVonte Dedmon (OTT)||Rene Paredes (CGY)|
|Rookie||Peter Nicastro (TOR)||Jordan Williams (BC)|
|Coach of the Year||Ryan Dinwiddie (TOR)||Mike O'Shea (WPG)|
The awards ceremony will take place Dec. 10 in Hamilton ahead of the 108th Grey Cup on Dec. 12.