Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Collaros named CFL’s outstanding player

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Published December 10, 2021 at 8:49 pm

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros throws the ball during first half football action in the 107th Grey Cup against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, November 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Quarterback Zach Collaros of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is the CFL’s outstanding player.

Collaros, 33, captured the league’s highest individual honour Friday at the CFL’s award’s banquet.

Voting for the award was conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and nine CFL head coach.

Collaros, a former starter for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, guided Winnipeg to the CFL’s best record (11-3). He posted league highs in TD passes (20) and efficiency rating (111).

Collaros also completed 70.2 per cent of his passes for 3,185 yards, second-most in the CFL.

The 10-year CFL veteran led a Winnipeg offence that was first overall in offensive points scored (322), offensive TDs (35), average gain per pass (8.4 yards) and passing efficiency (101.5).

Collaros is the first Winnipeg player to earn the honour since receiver Milt Stegall in 2002. 

CFL rushing leader William Stanback of the Montreal Alouettes was the finalist.

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