Terry Evanshen Trophy

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The Terry Evanshen Trophy is a trophy awarded to the Canadian Football League East Division's Most Outstanding Player, chosen from the nominees of each team in the division. Either this trophy winner or the winner of the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy will also receive the Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Player Award.

The Evanshen Trophy was named for Terry Evanshen, who was a star wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes, the Calgary Stampeders, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts. After his retirement from football, Terry Evanshen was involved in a car crash in 1988 that caused him to have severe brain damage, which caused him to have memory loss. Evanshen was able to successfully overcome his battle with memory loss and lives a full life.

In 1994, the CFL adopted the Terry Evanshen Trophy to be awarded annually to the Most Outstanding Player of the East Division. The Terry Evanshen Trophy ended up replacing the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy which was officially retired in 1994 at the request of the Russel family. As part of the failed American expansion in 1995, the trophy was awarded to the Most Outstanding Player of the South Division.

Terry Evanshen Trophy winners

See Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy to view other recipients of the Most Outstanding Player of the East Division.

References

CFL Publications: 2011 Facts, Figures & Records CFL Publications: 2012 Facts, Figures & Records CFL Publications: 2013 Facts, Figures & Records CFL Publications: 2014 Facts, Figures & Records

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