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Jordan Williams-Lambert Named West Division Most Outstanding Rookie

November 8, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Saskatchewan Roughriders News Release

Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert has been selected as the West Division's nominee for the 2018 CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie.

Williams-Lambert just completed his first CFL season after signing with the Riders at the team's mini-camp in April 2018.

The Ball State product started 17 regular-season games at receiver, picking up 764 yards and four touchdowns on a team-leading 62 receptions.

The 24-year-old had two 100-yard games, picking up a season-high 152 yards on August 19th and 113 yards on October 20th. He was named a CFL Top Performer for Week 10.

The last Rider to be named West Division Most Outstanding Rookie was Weston Dressler in 2008. e

The East and West Player Award winners were selected by members of the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and CFL head coaches.

Williams-Lambert will face Ottawa's Lewis Ward in the final round of voting.

Voters were asked to select candidates from their local CFL division who, through on-field performance excellence, best represent the awards' title - Most Outstanding Player, Most Outstanding Canadian Player, Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, Most Outstanding Rookie, Most Outstanding Special Teams Player and Coach of the Year.

The winner will be announced at the Shaw CFL Awards on Thursday, November 22 at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton as part of the festivities for the 106th Grey Cup.


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