Fantuz headed for top Canadian honour

Former Western star Andy Fantuz just scored on a 29-yard pass-and-run play to put the Saskatchewan Roughriders ahead by nine points in the fourth quarter of the Grey Cup game, so he's a possibility to be named the game's most valuable Canadian.

Fantuz has had three catches for 61 yards, including a grab that set up a field goal late in the half. Those might sound like modest stats, but in a defence-dominated game, it's made a difference for Saskatchewan, who's leading 23-16 with half the fourth quarter gone.

He would be the second Mustangs receiver in recent history to take top Canadian honours.. Dave Sapunjis, who did so three times with the Calgary Stampeders in the 1990s, did it for the first time when he was the same age Fantuz is now, 24. Now there's parallel.
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  1. And he was named top Canadian

  2. It's great to see Canadian kids get in there and play the skill positions; that's what the CFL needs more of, in my opinion.

    Haylor always raved about Fantuz.

  3. I thought Troy Westwood should have gotten some consideration for top Canadian.

    He punted extremely well, leading to three Rider safties and was perfect in field goals. His kickoffs were decent too.

    Fantuz did make that touchdown catch, and it a great move to get into the end zone. But he also dropped a few balls.

  4. Westwood surely would have received it if Winnipeg had come back to win.