Congratulations to Hank and all the Shaw CFL Award Winners for 2015!
Henry Burris beats Bo Levi Mitchell for CFL most outstanding player honours
Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris poses for photographs after winning the CFL's most outstanding player award and Tom Pate memorial award for community service during the Canadian Football League awards in Winnipeg on Thursday night. Burris led Ottawa to a 12-6 record and first-place finish in the East Division, registering a CFL-record 481 completions and league-high 5,693 passing yards.
Henry Burris and the Ottawa Redblacks dominated the CFL awards banquet Thursday night in Winnipeg.
The 40-year-old quarterback was named the outstanding player for the second time in his 16-year career and received the Tom Pate award for community service.
Burris also shared the spotlight at the Club Regent Casino with Ottawa coach Rick Campbell (coach of the year), receiver Brad Sinopoli (top Canadian) and offensive lineman SirVincent Rogers.
Campbell's father, Hugh, was coach of the year in 1979 with Edmonton, making the Campbells the first father-and-son winners in CFL history.
With his parents, wife and two young sons looking on, Burris immediately paid tribute to family.