The Dick Suderman Trophy for the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian is awarded annually to the Canadian player deemed to have the best performance in the Grey Cup game, the championship of the Canadian Football League.
No kicker has ever been the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player, but kickers have been the Most Valuable Canadian twelve times.
The winner does not necessarily have to play for the Grey Cup winning team in order to qualify.
The trophy is named in honour of Dick Suderman, a Canadian defensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. One year after winning the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian award in 1971, Suderman collapsed and died from a brain hemorrhage after playing a game in Vancouver, British Columbia against the B.C. Lions. The trophy was subsequently renamed in his honour.
Dick Suderman Trophy winnersEdit
- ↑ "Burris MVP, Sandro DeAngelis top Canadian at 2008 Grey Cup". The Sports Network. 2008-11-23. http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=257117&lid=sublink07&lpos=topRelated_main. Retrieved 2008-11-23.