James P. McCaffrey Trophy

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The James P. McCaffrey Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy, awarded to the outstanding defensive player in the East Division. Each team in the East division nominates a candidate, from which the winner is chosen. Either the winner of this trophy or the winner of the Norm Fieldgate Trophy will also win the Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Defensive Player award.

In 1995, as part of the failed American expansion, the McCaffrey trophy was given to the most outstanding defensive player in the South Division.

Prior to 1974 the CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award was awarded to both outstanding defensive players and outstanding linemen in the East Division.

James P. McCaffrey Trophy winners

Outstanding Defensive player in the East Division prior to the trophy

CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award in the East Division prior to the 1974

References

CFL Publications: 2011 Facts, Figures & Records

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