Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce 2018 team awards

The Canadian Football League announced the team award winners Wednesday for the 2018 edition of the CFL Player Awards.Five Winnipeg Blue Bombers were selected by the voting members of the Football Reporters of Canada and CFL head coaches.Running back Andrew Harris was the unanimous selection for the club’s Most Outstanding Canadian Player.It’s another award for the Winnipeg native’s rapidly growing shelf, which includes three consecutive selections as the Bombers’ top Canadian, as well as the league’s outstanding Canadian last season.Harris is currently the CFL’s rushing champ, setting a career high this season with 1,355 yards. His 11 touchdowns rank third overall in the CFL.READ MORE: Bombers’ Adam Bighill named top CFL performer

Adam Bighill (left).

Adam Bighill (left).Linebacker Adam Bighill received double honours, as the Bombers’ Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Defensive Player.Bighill only joined the team in May, but is tied for the CFL lead with 126 defensive plays. He was named the league’s outstanding defensive player in 2015 with the B.C. Lions.

Stanley Bryant.

Stanley Bryant.Brent Just / Getty ImagesLeft tackle Stanley Bryant was named the Bombers’ Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman for the second consecutive season. It’s his third nomination in four years.Bryant is a member of the Bombers’ league-leading (in scoring and rushing) offensive unit.The 2018 Team Award winners have been announced!MOP & M.O. Defensive Player: Adam Bighill
M.O. Canadian: Andrew Harris
M.O. Offensive Lineman: Stanley Bryant
M.O. Special Teams Player: Justin Medlock
M.O. Rookie: Marcus Sayles
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock kicks a field goal during first half CFL action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina on Sunday, September 4, 2016.

Justin Medlock.Mark Taylor / The Canadian PressFor the third consecutive season, kicker Justin Medlock was selected as the club’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.Medlock is the league’s only kicker with a perfect record on convert attempts this season, and has connected on 89.4 per cent of his field goals, along with a league-best 13 punts placed inside an opponent’s 10-yard line.

Marcus Sayles (right)

Marcus Sayles (right)THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter PowerDefensive back Marcus Sayles received the club’s Most Outstanding Rookie honours.Sayles has 65 tackles, two forced fumbles, three interceptions, and a fumble recovery in 15 games played as a Bomber.WATCH: Blue Bombers Andrew Harris – Sept. 26