B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian named CFL’s top defensive player

Solomon Elimimian is the CFL's top defensive player, announced Thursday night at the CFL awards banquet.

B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian is the CFL’s top defensive player.

Elimimian was honoured Thursday night at the league’s awards banquet.

Montreal Alouettes linebacker Bear Woods was the other finalist.

Voting was conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and nine CFL head coaches.

The six-foot, 225-pound Elimimian was the CFL’s leading tackler (129) with eight sacks and an interception this season. It marked the second time in three seasons Elimimian led the league in tackles, registering a record 143 in 2014 when he was named both its outstanding player and top defensive performer.

Elimimian returned to form after suffering a career-threatening Achilles injury last season.

The six-foot, 245-pound Woods also enjoyed a solid 2016 campaign, finishing second in tackles with 126. He also registered five sacks and two interceptions.

Woods was also the award finalist behind Elimimian in 2014.

 

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Mouat Mudder returns to Abbotsford

Second annual obstacle course race raises funds for Abbotsford Fire Department Charitable Society

RCMP target speeders between Abbotsford and Surrey in month-long blitz

Officers throughout the province launch Swoop campaign

Abbotsford working to ease building permit backlog: mayor

Mayor Henry Braun said tripling of applications has slowed down approval process

Spring/summer season of exhibits opens at The Reach

Opening reception on Thursday, May 23 at Abbotsford gallery-museum

Two week lock down lifted for Kent Institution

A search at the prison found nearly 26 grams of hashish and a cellphone

Kelowna toddler suffers cracked skull after fall from balcony

Neighbour who found the two-year-old boy said he has a bump the size of a golf ball on his head

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Support growing for orphaned Okanagan child after father dies in highway crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

Coquitlam RCMP release video in search for witness to crash that killed girl, 13

Witness is described as a slim Asian man with short, black hair, no facial hair and wearing glasses

Four rescued from Golden Ears mountain

Hikers from Surrey started out for Evans Peak at 6 p.m.

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

The move comes amid severely strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing

Most Read