Saint Mary's Erik Glavic wins Hec Crighton
Saint Mary's Huskies quarterback Erik Glavic, who will sit out the Vanier Cup with a torn knee ligament, has won the Hec Crighton Trophy as Canadian Interuniversity Sport football's outstanding player of the year.
The Pickering, Ont., native led all Atlantic quarterbacks with 16 touchdown passes, an average of 9.22 yards per completion and a 64.0 completion percentage in the regular season.
He finished with 1,843 passing yards and was sacked just twice in conference play while racking up 478 yards and five TDs on the ground.
Glavic led his No. 4-ranked Huskies (9-1) all the way to the Vanier Cup, where they will battle the No. 3 Manitoba Bisons (11-0) at the Rogers Centre on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET) without him.
"Everybody who has watched Erik play sees his athleticism on the field, but what makes him a special player is his burning desire to win," Saint Mary's head coach Steve Sumarah said. "He is one of the most competitive athletes I have had the privilege of coaching."
The award was announced during the CIS All-Canadian Banquet in Toronto on Wednesday night.
Regina linebacker Mat Nesbitt captured the Presidents Trophy as the nation's best defensive player.
Wilfrid Laurier offensive tackle Scott Evans was presented with the J.P. Metras Trophy as outstanding lineman.
Concordia quarterback Liam Mahoney claimed the Peter Gorman Trophy as rookie of the year.
And Sherbrooke cornerback Clovis Langlois-Boucher received the Russ Jackson Student-Athlete Community Service Award.