Dick Suderman Trophy

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 named the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player, but kickers have been Most Valuable Canadian twelve times. Dave Sapunjis is the only player to win the award in back-to-back years.

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 (the first year it was awarded), 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.

Andrew Harris, after winning the Grey Cup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019, became the first and up-to-date only player to win both the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player and the Dick Suderman Trophy in the same edition of the championship.

Dick Suderman Trophy winners

2019Andrew Harris (RB)Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2018Lemar Durant (WR)Calgary Stampeders
2017Jerome Messam (RB)Calgary Stampeders[*]
2016Brad Sinopoli (WR)Ottawa Redblacks
2015Shamawd Chambers (WR)Edmonton Eskimos
2014Andy Fantuz (SB)Hamilton Tiger-Cats[*]
2013Chris Getzlaf (SB)Saskatchewan Roughriders
2012Ricky Foley (DE)Toronto Argonauts
2011Andrew Harris (RB)BC Lions
2010Keith Shologan (DT)Saskatchewan Roughriders[*]
2009Ben Cahoon (SB)Montreal Alouettes
2008Sandro DeAngelis (K)Calgary Stampeders[1]
2007Andy Fantuz (SB)Saskatchewan Roughriders
2006Paul McCallum (K)BC Lions
2005Mike Maurer (FB)Edmonton Eskimos
2004Jason Clermont (SB)BC Lions[*]
2003Ben Cahoon (SB)Montreal Alouettes[*]
2002Pat Woodcock (WR)Montreal Alouettes
2001Aldi Henry (DB)Calgary Stampeders
2000Sean Millington (RB)BC Lions
1999Mike Morreale (SB)Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1998Vince Danielsen (SB)Calgary Stampeders
1997Paul Masotti (WR)Toronto Argonauts
1996Mike Vanderjagt (K)Toronto Argonauts
1995Dave Sapunjis (SB)Calgary Stampeders[*]
1994Lui Passaglia (K/P)BC Lions
1993Sean Fleming (K/P)Edmonton Eskimos
1992Dave Sapunjis (SB)Calgary Stampeders
1991Dave Sapunjis (SB)Calgary Stampeders[*]
1990Warren Hudson (FB)Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1989Dave Ridgway (K)Saskatchewan Roughriders
1988Bob Cameron (K/P)Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1987Milson Jones (RB)Edmonton Eskimos
1986Paul Osbaldiston (K/P)Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1985Lui Passaglia (K/P)BC Lions
1984Sean Kehoe (RB)Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1983Rick Klassen (DT)BC Lions[*]
1982Dave "Dr. Death" Fennell (DT)Edmonton Eskimos
1981Neil Lumsden (RB)Edmonton Eskimos
1980Dale Potter (LB)Edmonton Eskimos
1979Don Sweet (K)Montreal Alouettes[*]
1978Angelo Santucci (RB)Edmonton Eskimos
1977Don Sweet (K)Montreal Alouettes
1976Tony Gabriel (TE)Ottawa Rough Riders
1975Dave Cutler (K)Edmonton Eskimos
1974Don Sweet (K)Montreal Alouettes
1973Garry Lefebvre (DB)Edmonton Eskimos[*]
1972Ian Sunter (K)Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1971Dick Suderman (DE)Calgary Stampeders

^ - Denotes award winner came from losing team

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