CFL AWARD WINNERS:

MOST OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER

Awarded to the outstanding Defensive player from 1974 to present.

 

YEAR

PLAYER

POSITION

TEAM

1974

John Helton

DT

Calgary Stampeders

1975

Jim Corrigall

DE

Toronto Argonauts

1976

Bill Baker

DE

BC Lions

1977

Dan Kepley

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

1978

Dave Fennell

DE

Edmonton Eskimos

1979

Ben Zambiasi

LB

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

 

 

 

 

1980

Dan Kepley

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

1981

Dan Kepley

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

1982

James Parker

DE

Edmonton Eskimos

1983

Greg Marshall

DE

Ottawa Rough Riders

1984

James Parker

DE

BC Lions

1985

Tyrone Jones

LB

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1986

James Parker

DE

BC Lions

1987

Greg Stumon

LB

BC Lions

1988

Grover Covington

DE

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

1989

Danny Bass

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

 

 

 

 

1990

Greg Battle

LB

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1991

Greg Battle

LB

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1992

Willie Pless

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

1993

Jearld Baylis

DT

Calgary Stampeders

1994

Willie Pless

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

1995

Willie Pless

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

1996

Willie Pless

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

1997

Willie Pless

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

1998

Joe Montford

DE

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

1999

Calvin Tiggle

LB

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

 

 

 

 

2000

Joe Montford

DE

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

2001

Joe Montford

DE

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

2002

Elfrid Payton

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

2003

Joe Fleming

DT

Calgary Stampeders

2004

Anwar Stewart

DE

Montreal Alouettes

2005

John Grace

LB

Calgary Stampeders

2006

Brent Johnson

DE

BC Lions

2007

Cameron Wake

DE

BC Lions

2008

Cameron Wake

DE

BC Lions

2009

John Chick

DE

Saskatchewan Roughriders

 

 

 

 

2010

Markeith Knowlton

LB

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

2011

Jovon Johnson

DB

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

2012

J.C. Sherritt

LB

Edmonton Eskimos

 

 

MULTIPLE WINNERS:

CONSECUTIVE WINNERS:

5

Willie Pless

Dan Kepley

1980, 1981

3

Dan Kepley

Greg Battle

1990, 1991

3

James Parker

Willie Pless

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

3

Joe Montford

Joe Montford

2000, 2001

2

Greg Battle

Brent Johnson

2005, 2006

2

Brent Johnson

Cameron Wake

2007, 2008

2

Cameron Wake

 

 

 

 

WINNERS BY TEAM:

WINNERS BY POSITION:

13

Edmonton Eskimos

LB - 19

7

BC Lions

DE - 16

7

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

DT - 3

4

Calgary Stampeders

DB - 1

4

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

 

1

Toronto Argonauts

 

1

Ottawa Rough Riders

 

1

Montreal Alouettes

 

1

Saskatchewan Roughriders