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QBs Mike Reilly, Ricky Ray finalists for CFL outstanding player

Quarterbacks Mike Reilly of the Edmonton Eskimos and Ricky Ray of the Toronto Argonauts on Thursday were named the West and East Division nominees for the CFL's top individual award.

Eskimos, Argonauts pivots were league's top 2 passers this season

Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly, left, led the CFL with 5,536 passing yards this season, while the Argonauts' Ricky Ray, right, was second with 5,205. They will be vying for CFL most outstanding player honours on Nov. 23 in Ottawa. (Canadian Press)

The CFL's top two passers are finalists for the league's outstanding player award.

Quarterbacks Mike Reilly of the Edmonton Eskimos and Ricky Ray of the Toronto Argonauts on Thursday were named the West and East Division nominees for the CFL's top individual award.

Voting was conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and eight CFL head coaches.

Reilly led the CFL with 5,536 passing yards and finished tied with Ottawa's Trevor Harris with 30 TDs in leading Edmonton (11-6) to third in the West Division.

Ray threw for 5,205 yards and boasted a 70.7 per cent completion average as Toronto (9-9) finished atop the East Division.

The other divisional nominees include:

  • Linebackers Alex Singleton of Calgary and Kyries Hebert of Montreal (defensive player)
  • Winnipeg running back Andrew Harris and Ottawa receiver Brad Sinpoli (Canadian)
  • Winnipeg tackle Stanley Bryant and Toronto centre Sean McEwen (lineman)
  • Calgary's Roy Finch and Ottawa's Diontae Spencer (special teams)
  • Calgary receiver Marken Michel and Toronto running back James Wilder (rookie)
  • Calgary's Dave Dickenson and Toronto's Marc Trestman (coach of the year).

The CFL will honour its top performers Nov. 23 in Ottawa, where the 105th Grey Cup will be contested Nov. 26 at TD Place Stadium.

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