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Laval receiver Kevin Mital wins Hec Crighton Award as U Sports’ top football player

Laval Rouge et Or receiver Kevin Mital was named the winner of the Hec Crighton Trophy as essentially the most excellent player in U Sports football on the annual Vanier Cup all-Canadian awards banquet on Thursday.

Mital led the nation in receptions (58) and receiving yards (751) in eight regular-season contests. His 12 landing receptions had been a faculty report and tied the convention report held by Rob Harrod of Ottawa (1998) and Alexander Fox of Bishop’s (2013).

The St-Hubert, Que., native turned the primary receiver to win the award since Western’s Andy Fantuz in 2005 and the primary winner from Laval since Benoit Groulx in 2008.

Montreal Carabins linebacker Nicky Farinaccio claimed the Presidents’ Trophy as the standup defensive player of the 12 months, having led the nation with 10.5 sacks, simply 2.5 wanting the nationwide single-season report.

St. Francis Xavier X-Men head coach Gary Waterman grabbed his first Frank Tindall Trophy as coach of the 12 months after main his squad to an 8-0 regular-season report and second straight Loney Bowl title within the AUS.

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After falling behind within the first half Laval held Western to only three factors within the second and secured their spot within the Vanier Cup.

UBC Thunderbirds offensive lineman Theo Benedet gained the J.P. Metras Trophy as the top lineman, McGill Redbirds quarterback Eloa Latendresse-Regimbald took residence the Peter Gorman Trophy as rookie of the 12 months and Saint Mary’s Huskies quarterback Duncan Patterson gained the Russ Jackson Award, for finest exemplifying athletic talent, educational achievement and neighborhood service.

Windsor’s Mike Circelli was named the Gino Fracas Award winner for excellent profession service by a volunteer assistant coach.

The Vanier Cup matchup between Laval and the Saskatchewan Huskies, Canada’s college football championship — will happen at Western Alumni Stadium subsequent Saturday at 1 p.m. ET. Watch dwell protection on CBC-TV,, CBC Gem and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android.

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