Most Outstanding Defensive Player

  • Shawn Lemon
  • Lorenzo Mauldin IV

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Lorenzo Mauldin IV tallied 17 sacks to become the first Ottawa player to lead the league since Angelo Snipes did so with 20 in 1992 – when he was also nominated for this award. The former Louisville Cardinal totalled a career-high 43 defensive tackles, while adding two forced fumbles and five tackles for a loss. Mauldin registered multiple sacks in five games this season.

Shawn Lemon tied a career-high with 14 sacks in 17 games. The 14-year veteran set a new personal best with 29 defensive tackles, while collecting five forced fumbles to sit tied for the league lead. The Stampeders defence led the CFL in sacks, and allowed the second fewest rushing yards per game (89.6 yards) and the fewest big plays. This is the Akron product’s first nomination for this award.


Lemon shouldnt even be western MOP. Sankey was setting club records for tackles

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Lemon had a very good year, but I think he's getting some nostalgia votes since he's been around for so long.