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Sports Ricky Ray, Mike Reilly among CFL outstanding player finalists

18:47  09 november  2017
18:47  09 november  2017 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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Mike Reilly of the Edmonton Eskimos was named outstanding player at the CFL Awards Thursday. Reilly says he would gladly switch places with runner-up Ricky Ray , who is playing in the Grey Cup with the Toronto Argonauts Sunday.

Quarterbacks Mike Reilly and Ricky Ray , the league 's top two passers, were named team finalists for the CFL 's outstanding player award. Lions LB Solomon Elimimian, Redblacks receiver Greg Ellingson among other team finalists .

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TORONTO — The CFL’s top two passers are finalists for the league’s outstanding player award.

Quarterbacks Mike Reilly of the Edmonton Eskimos and Ricky Ray of the Toronto Argonauts were named the West and East Division nominees for the CFL’s top individual award.

Voting was conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and eight CFL head coaches.

Reilly led the CFL with 5,536 passing yards and finished tied with Ottawa’s Trevor Harris with 30 TDs in leading Edmonton (11-6) to third in the West Division.

Ray threw for 5,205 yards and boasted a 70.7 per cent completion average as Toronto (9-9) finished atop the East Division.

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The CFL 's top two passers are finalists for the league 's outstanding player award. Quarterbacks Mike Reilly of the Edmonton Eskimos and Ricky Ray of the Toronto Argonauts on Thursday were named the West and East Division nominees for the CFL 's top individual award.

Stats Team Leaders League Leaders Player Stats 2018 Statistics Game Stats and Recaps. Mike . Reilly . #13 Quarterback. Height 6'3.

The other divisional nominees include linebackers Alex Singleton of Calgary and Kyries Hebert of Montreal (defensive player), Winnipeg running back Andrew Harris and Ottawa receiver Brad Sinpoli (Canadian), Winnipeg tackle Stanley Bryant and Toronto centre Sean McEwen (lineman), Calgary’s Roy Finch and Ottawa’s Diontae Spencer (special teams), Calgary receiver Marken Michel and Toronto running back James Wilder (rookie) as well as Calgary’s Dave Dickenson and Toronto’s Marc Trestman (coach of the year).

The CFL will honour its top performers Nov. 23 in Ottawa

Veterans Ray and Green a dynamic duo for Argos .
General manager Jim Popp says the “stars aligned” when he was putting together the Toronto Argonauts this season. That was especially true in the case of two veterans — receiver S.J. Green and incumbent quarterback Ricky Ray.They had faced one another in big games for more than a decade, mostly when Ray played for Edmonton and Green for Montreal, and they turned out to be dynamite when finally united on the same team.Ray, in his sixth season in Toronto, had a career year with 5,546 passing yards, second in the league to Edmonton’s Mike Reilly’s 5,830.

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