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BC Lions Nathan Rourke gets CFL honour

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke was named the CFL’s most excellent Canadian on Thursday.

The announcement was made on the CFL’s awards banquet in voting performed by the Football Reporters of Canada and 9 league head coaches.

Rourke, 24, completed sixth in CFL passing with 3,349 yards regardless of solely enjoying in 10 regular-season video games.

The Victoria native staked B.C. to wins in eight of its first 9 video games earlier than struggling a foot harm in a 28-10 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Aug. 19 that required surgical procedure.

At the time, Rourke was main the CFL in passing (3,281 yards) and TDs (25).

He returned for the Lions regular-season finale, then led the membership previous Calgary 30-16 within the West Division semifinal earlier than its 28-20 loss to Winnipeg within the convention remaining final weekend.

Rourke completed his season finishing 255-of-324 passes (78.7 per cent) with 25 TDs, 10 interceptions and a league-high six 300-yard video games whereas additionally speeding for 304 yards on 39 carries (7.8-yard common) with seven TDs.

Toronto Argonauts receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. was the finalist.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 17, 2022.



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