The Canadian Football League announced today the Most Outstanding Players for the East and West Divisions and two Hamilton Tiger-Cats have earned East Division awards.
Running back C.J. Gable has been named the East Division’s Most Outstanding Rookie while linebacker Marc Beswick has been recognized as the East Division’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.
Gable established himself as one of the league’s top offensive weapons during his first CFL campaign. The USC product totaled 1,382 yards from scrimmage – 782 rushinng, 600 receiving – and 12 touchdowns in 15 games this season, averaging 6.0 yards per rush and accumulating 501 yards after the catch. Gable was named an East Division All-Star on Wednesday.
Beswick led the CFL with 24 special teams tackles and earned an East Division All-Star nod for his exceptional work on the Ticats special teams units. In addition to his prowess on coverage teams, the six-year veteran also added a forced fumble and scored his first career touchdown on a fake field goal in Week 13, Beswick has now led the Tiger-Cats in special teams tackles for four consecutive seasons.
The East and West Player Award winners were selected by 77 voters, including members of the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and CFL head coaches.
Voters were asked to select players from their local CFL division who, through on-field performance excellence, best represent the awards’ title – Most Outstanding Player, Most Outstanding Canadian Player, Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, Most Outstanding Rookie and Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.
Congratulations Marc & C.J. - Well Deserved!