Cornish scores double nomination for CFL awards

New Westminster native Jon Cornish, who leads the Canadian Football League in rushing, has received two nominations for the CFL’s year-end awards.

The running back not only was named the Calgary Stampeders’ nominee as the top Canadian, he also got the nod as the team’s most outstanding player. Getting both nominations is rare in the CFL. Cornish has rushed for 1,388 yards heading into the Stamps’ final game of the season against the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday. He needs 49 yards to match the mark for the most rushing yards by a Canadian set by former Eskimo Normie Kwong in 1956.

He is also set to become the first Canadian to lead the CFL in rushing, holding a 145-yard lead over Kory Sheets of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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