Top college football award goes to Brampton WR

 

Brampton receivers finished first and third in the voting for the best Canadian playing US college football.

John Metchie III, who won a national title as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, was named the winner of the Jon Cornish Trophy on Monday.

Metchie, who was born in Taiwan, spent his formative years in Brampton, playing for the Brampton Bulldogs of the Brampton Minor Football Association, before moving to New Jersey to attend high school and further his football development.

As a true freshman at Alabama in 2019, Metchie played in all 13 games, mostly on special teams, and had four catches for 23 yards. Metchie became one of Alabama’s top three receivers his sophomore year in 2020 racking up 916 yards on 55 receptions with six touchdowns. He is projected by NFL draft experts as a likely first-round pick next year.

Finishing third in the vote was receiver Josh Palmer, a third-round pick in this year’s NFL draft by the Los Angeles Chargers after spending his college career at University of Tennessee.

The Jon Cornish Trophy goes annually to the top Canadian performer in the NCAA football ranks. It’s named after the Canadian Football League hall-of-famer who played college ball at Kansas before his career with the Calgary Sampeders.

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