This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
The Argos award winner Chad Owens is going to compete against Stampeders running back Jon Cornish for the Canada Football League’s most outstanding player award. Owens was announced as the nominee of the East on Wednesday for the award that is scheduled to be handed out on Nov. 22 in Toronto as part of Grey Cup week.
Owens is receiving this nomination for the first time in his whole career, as he led the CFL in both receiving (1,328 yards) and kick return yards (1,588). Owens had also had the achievement of setting a CFL record of a single-season combined yard (3,863) and had six TDs. In a statement officially released by the team, Owens stated “Wow! This is such an honour. With so many talented and deserving players in the East this year: Anthony Calvillo, Chad Simpson, and Chris Williams, I feel both humbled and appreciative.”
Owens stated that “I’m so thankful to have been given an opportunity to excel at both receiver and returner, and blessed to have been able to remain healthy, for the most part, throughout the entire season. I would like to thank the voters, my coaches, my teammates, and especially my family. This award belongs to those who helped me get here — I could not have done it without you.”
Hamilton Tiger-Cat, Chris Williams, was nominated instead of Owens for the East nominee for special teams. Williams will be competing against Tim Brown of the B.C. Lions. No other Argo nominee was chosen to represent the East.