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SportsMasoli named East Division's top player

22:07  08 november  2018
22:07  08 november  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Masoli was named the East Division nominee for the CFL' s outstanding player award Thursday. It came a day after Masoli captured his first-ever division all-star nomination. "I feel like this about any individual awards in football, it' s obviously a huge team deal," Masoli said.

Masoli was named the East Division nominee for the CFL ’ s outstanding player award Thursday. Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is the West Division nominee. Voting was conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and nine CFL head coaches with the winner being honoured at.

TORONTO - As the individual accolades pile up for Jeremiah Masoli, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback is quick to give credit to those who help make him look good.

Masoli was named the East Division nominee for the CFL's outstanding player award Thursday. It came a day after Masoli captured his first-ever division all-star nomination.

"I feel like this about any individual awards in football, it's obviously a huge team deal," Masoli said. "I can't do all these things without the line blocking for me, the receivers getting open and all that stuff.

"It's a true team game and I just give all the props to my coaches and teammates."

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Masoli was named as one of Hamilton' s nine starters on the East Division squad Wednesday. The other award finalists include: linebackers Adam Bighill of Winnipeg and Larry Dean of Hamilton (defensive player ); running back Andrew Harris of Winnipeg and Ottawa receiver Brad Sinopoli ( top

TORONTO — Jeremiah Masoli is forcing his name into the discussion for Most Outstanding Player . In his first full season as a CFL starting quarterback, Masoli has reached the next step in his development and is not only the East Division ’ s top player in 2018, but is earning attention as a

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is the West Division nominee. Voting was conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and nine CFL head coaches with the winner being honoured at the league's awards banquet Nov. 22 in Edmonton.

Masoli, 30, had 5,209 passing yards (second-most) and 28 TDs (third overall) in his first full season as Hamilton's starter. The five-foot-10, 220-pound San Francisco native registered a league-high 12 300-yard passing games in helping lead the Ticats (8-10) finish second in the East Division.

Masoli was also the league's second-leading rusher among quarterbacks with 473 yards. He anchored the CFL's top offence (405.6 yards per game) despite an ever-changing receiving corps as veterans Shamawd Chambers, Chris Williams, Jalen Saunders, Terrence Toliver and Brandon Banks all suffered season-ending injuries during the campaign.

Tiger-Cats rout Lions, advance to East final

Tiger-Cats rout Lions, advance to East final Jeremiah Masoli threw three touchdowns Sunday, leading the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a 48-8 victory over the BC Lions in the Eastern semifinal. Hamilton will play the Ottawa Redblacks in the Eastern final. Masoli finished 14-of-19 for 259 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. He's a nominee for the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award alongside Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. The contest was never particularly close, with Hamilton racing out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and scoring 44 unanswered points.

Masoli was named the East Division nominee for the CFL’ s outstanding player award Thursday. Even if Hamilton doesn’t reach the Grey Cup, Masoli will have company in Alberta. Ticats linebacker Larry Dean (defensive player ) and guard Brandon Revenberg ( top lineman) also received East

Masoli was named the East Division nominee for the CFL' s outstanding player award Thursday. It came a day after Masoli captured his first-ever division all-star nomination. "I feel like this about any Ticats linebacker Larry Dean (defensive player ) and guard Brandon Revenberg ( top lineman) also

Even if Hamilton doesn't reach the Grey Cup, Masoli will have company in Alberta. Ticats linebacker Larry Dean (defensive player) and guard Brandon Revenberg (top lineman) also received East nominations.

But of more importance to Masoli is Hamilton's East Division semifinal showdown Sunday against the B.C. Lions.

"For those honours, you can (feel pride) for sure but I think that's a post-season type of deal," Masoli said. "We've got to be locked in on B.C. right now.

"Those things are definitely nice to look back on after you're done but right now we can't let it be a distraction."

Mitchell, the '16 award winner, registered his second career 5,000-yard season (5,124) and had a league-high 35 TD strikes. Like Masoli, Mitchell played through many injuries to Calgary's receiving corps in leading the Stampeders (13-5) atop the West Division.

Mitchell, 28, has a 69-15-2 (.814 winning percentage) record as a CFL starter, the best in league history.

Stamps, Redblacks look for home playoff wins

Stamps, Redblacks look for home playoff wins Forgive the Winnipeg Blue Bombers if they'd rather forget about the last time they faced Bo Levi Mitchell at McMahon Stadium. On Aug. 25, Mitchell threw for 452 yards three touchdowns in a 39-26 home win. The two teams return to McMahon Stadium on Sunday in the West Division final. To be fair, much has happened since then. Most notably, Winnipeg clinched a playoff berth Oct. 26 with a 29-21 home victory over Calgary, its first victory over the Stampeders in nine tries. The Bombers also handed Mitchell a career-first third straight loss, but the Stamps ended that dubious streak with a season-ending 26-9 road victory over B.C. to finish atop the West Division.

It' s been a breakout season for Jeremiah Masoli . In his first full campaign as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' starter And on Wednesday, the 30-year-old Californian was named an East Division all-star for the first time in Masoli said high winds can force a player to tailor his game somewhat for the conditions.

Masoli was named the East Division nominee for the CFL' s outstanding player award Thursday. Even if Hamilton doesn't reach the Grey Cup, Masoli will have company in Alberta. Ticats linebacker Larry Dean (defensive player ) and guard Brandon Revenberg ( top lineman) also received East

Dean had 105 tackles, finishing tied for third overall with West Division nominee Adam Bighill of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Hamilton had the East's top defence, allowing the fewest offensive yards (334.3 per game) and rushing yards (110.6).

"Larry, to me, is just a true leader and what I think of as a middle linebacker," said Hamilton coach June Jones. "All the great ones have the leadership that he has and the ability to make plays and get guys lined up.

"He's like a coach on the field. He's a special guy."

Masoli named East Division's top player© Provided by thecanadianpress.com Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli runs for a first down against the B.C. Lions during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Saturday September 22, 2018. Another day, another individual accolade for Masoli. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback was named the East Division nominee for the CFL's outstanding player award Thursday. It came a day after Masoli captured his first-ever division all-star nomination.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The other finalists include: running back Andrew Harris of Winnipeg and Ottawa receiver Brad Sinopoli (top Canadian); tackle Stanley Bryant of Winnipeg (top lineman); kickers Ty Long of B.C. and Ottawa's Lewis Ward (special teams); Ward and Saskatchewan receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert (rookie); and Saskatchewan's Chris Jones and Ottawa's Rick Campbell (coach of the year).

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Tiger-Cats’ pass protection anything but offensive One thing about Big Beef’s local branch office: they audit their own books and quickly correct the mistakes. Whenever the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are hit by a noticeable number of quarterback sacks, the starting five (and six and seven, with tight end Landon Rice and running back Alex Green) plus their backups go to work dissecting film like it’s a lab specimen. They don’t avoid the mea culpas — even when the fault is not theirs, as it often isn’t — and then accept, and contribute to, line coach Dennis McKnight’s remedial measures.

Hamilton finished second in the East Division this year behind the Ottawa Redblacks. And on Wednesday, the 30-year-old Californian was named an East Division all-star for the first time in his six-year CFL Masoli said high winds can force a player to tailor his game somewhat for the conditions.

Masoli was named to the Davey O'Brien Award watch list for the 2009 college football season.[4] He Masoli continued his strong play into the beginning of the 2018 season, throwing for more than 300 2018 CFL East All-Star. 2008 Holiday Bowl MVP. Pac-10 offensive player of the week for the week of

Harris and Bryant are trying to win their respective honours for a second straight season.

The six-foot-four, 301-pound Revenberg, a native of Essex, Ont., completed his third season with Hamilton. Taken third overall from in the '16 draft from Grand Valley State, the 25-year-old anchored an offensive line that protected Masoli and contributed to the CFL's second-best passing attack (310.7 yards per game).

"It's one of those things you feel very honoured to be in this position," he said. "It means all the hard work has been paying off.

"The way (Hamilton) transitioned me, they made sure I didn't lose my head at all, I kind of focused and understood along the way. It started with some reps now and then kind of rotating sometimes and at the end of it, starting."

The five-foot-10, 230-pound Bighill has enjoyed a banner first season with Winnipeg. In addition to 105 tackles, Bighill had four sacks, two interceptions and league-best four forced fumbles in becoming the first Bomber nominated for this award since Jovon Johnson in 2011.

Harris led the CFL in rushing for a second straight year, running for a career-best 1,390 yards. The Winnipeg native also had 58 catches for 451 yards and scored 11 TDs this season.

Sinopoli posted a record-setting campaign with Ottawa. The 30-year-old native of Peterborough, Ont., had a league-high 116 catches — a single-season record for a Canadian — with 1,376 yards and four TDs and was a finalist to Harris last year.

Bryant led another solid season for Winnipeg's offensive line. Not only did Harris top the rushing race but the Bombers scored a CFL-best 53 offensive touchdowns and allowed 36 sacks, tied for third-fewest in the league.

Ward's two nominations come following a dominant first season. The former Ottawa Gee-Gee made 51-of-52 field goals (CFL-record 94.7 per cent), including his last 48 straight, an all-time pro football mark.

Long led the CFL in punting (48.8 yards) and net punting (38.5), averaged 65.3 yards per kickoff while converting 43-of-49 field goals (87.8 per cent) He also made all six attempts from 50-plus yards.

Williams-Lambert was Saskatchewan's receiving leader with 62 catches for 764 yards and four TDs.

Campbell and Jones first squared off for top coach honours in 2015 when Campbell earned the honour. Ottawa (11-7) finished atop the East Division while Saskatchewan (12-6) was second in the West Division.

Mitchell named CFL's outstanding player.
EDMONTON - Bo Levi Mitchell has his second CFL outstanding player award. The Calgary Stampeders quarterback captured the honour Thursday night at the CFL's awards banquet. Voting was conducted by members of the Football Reporters of Canada as well as the nine CFL head coaches. A total of 60 voters participated. It's the second outstanding player honour for Mitchell, who also won it in 2016. Mitchell, 28, had a CFL-high — and career-best — 35 touchdown passes this season in leading Calgary to the league's best regular-season record (13-5). The native of Katy, Tex., threw for 5,124 yards, recorded 42 completions of 30-plus yards and had a TD-to-interception ratio of 2.

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