Argos’ Ricky Ray and Stampeders’ Jon Cornish Among Top Honourees in Fourth Annual CFL ON TSN Player Poll

— November 1st, 2013

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TORONTO (November 1, 2013) – Toronto Argonauts’ Ricky Ray and Calgary Stampeders’ Jon Cornish are among the notable CFL players honoured by their peers in the CFL ON TSN Player Poll, as complete results for the fourth annual league-wide survey were revealed today on TSN.ca.

The results of the 2013 CFL ON TSN Player Poll are as follows:

  • Best Clutch Performer: Ricky Ray, QB, Toronto (59%)
  • Toughest To Bring Down: Jon Cornish, RB, Calgary (64%)
  • Biggest Threat To Score: Chad Owens, WR/KR, Toronto (46%)
  • Most Underrated: Marquay McDaniel, WR, Calgary (27%)
  • Most Accurate Passer: Ricky Ray, QB, Toronto (99%)
  • Fastest Player: Maurice Price, WR, Calgary (65%)
  • Toughest Player: Mike Reilly, QB, Edmonton (83%)
  • Nastiest Player: Khalif Mitchell, DT, Toronto (40%)
  • Best Trash-Talker: Dwight Anderson, DB, Saskatchewan (93%)*
  • Hardest Hitter: Tyron Brackenridge, CB, Saskatchewan (32%)
  • Best Hands: SJ Green, SB, Montreal (29%)

*denotes repeat winner

BONUS QUESTION: Who is the CFL’s best Tweeter?

Popular choices:

Nik Lewis: @nikel18

Khalif Mitchell: @TruthWillFree96

Emmanuel Arceneaux: @E_Arceneaux16

Odell Willis: @KuntryKane205

Fake Mark Cohon: @FakeMarkCohon

Ricky Foley: @Foley4Real

Jim Popp: @PoppJim

Moton Hopkins: @thehopkins95

Argos’ quarterback Ray becomes just the second two-category winner in the history of the CFL ON TSN Player Poll. He was chosen by peers as the CFL’s best clutch performer and most accurate passer with more than 50% of the total vote in both categories, including a near-unanimous selection as the league’s most accurate quarterback.

Calgary Stampeders’ running back Cornish receives his first Player Poll honour this season as the league’s toughest player to bring down. Through 17 weeks, the New Westminster, B.C. native is the CFL’s leading rusher.

The only repeat winner from last year is Saskatchewan defensive back Anderson, who was a near-unanimous selection as the league’s best trash-talker. Anderson has been awarded this distinction in all four years of the CFL ON TSN Player Poll.

TSN’s Dave Naylor joins the CFL ON TSN panel to analyze the results of the poll alongside host Dave Randorf and analysts Chris Schultz, Milt Stegall, and Jock Climie during the CFL ON TSN pre-game show on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN. The pre-game show leads into the CFL ON TSN game featuring Hamilton @ Winnipeg at 2 p.m. ET.

More than half of the league participated in the CFL ON TSN Player Poll as players representing all eight CFL teams cast ballots. 

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