Mitchell, Jackson announced as Most Outstanding Player nominees
Todd Korol / Reuters

The CFL announced the finalists for its major awards on Thursday, as Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and Ottawa Redblacks receiver Ernest Jackson were nominated for Most Outstanding Player.

The seven major categories feature a nominee from each division, and are decided by votes from the Football Reporters of Canada and head coaches across the league.

The Shaw CFL Awards show will be held Thursday, Nov. 24 in Toronto as part of Grey Cup week.

Most Outstanding Player

Bo Levi Mitchell - 5,385 yards passing, 32 touchdowns, 8 interceptions.

Ernest Jackson - 1,225 receiving yards, 10 touchdown catches.

Most Outstanding Defensive Player

Solomon Elimimian, BC Lions - led CFL in tackles with 129.

Bear Woods, Montreal Alouettes - second in CFL with 126 tackles.

Most Outstanding Canadian

Jerome Messam, Calgary Stampeders - led league in rushing with 1,198 yards, and finished second with 12 touchdowns.

Andy Fantuz, Hamilton Tiger-Cats - 101 catches, 1,059 yards receiving, 5 touchdowns.

Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman

Derek Dennis, Calgary Stampeders - anchored offensive line that featured league's leading rusher, and allowed fewest sacks in CFL.

Jon Gott, Ottawa RedBlacks - starred on offensive line that led all East Division teams in net offense, rushing yards, and passing yards.

Most Outstanding Special Teams Player

Justin Medlock, Winnipeg Blue Bombers - broke CFL record by kicking 60 field goals in a single season.

Brandon Banks, Hamilton Tiger-Cats - recorded 2,082 kickoff return yards and three return touchdowns.

Most Outstanding Rookie

DaVaris Daniels, Calgary Stampeders - 51 catches, 885 receiving yards, 9 touchdowns.

Jason Lauzon-Seguin, Ottawa RedBlacks - starred on best offensive line in the East Division.

AGF Coach of the Year

Dave Dickenson, Calgary Stampeders - recorded 15 wins in his first season as coach, a new CFL record.

Rick Campbell, Ottawa RedBlacks - led Ottawa to second straight East division title.

Mitchell, Jackson announced as Most Outstanding Player nominees
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