The best in Canadian University Football will be honoured Thursday night in Hamilton with the potential for history to be made.
No member of the University of Regina Rams has captured the Hec Crighton Trophy–synonymous for being the most valuable player, but Noah Picton is hoping to change that.
The quarterback, who is coming off a record-setting season, hopes to win the award 30 years after his father Dean was named the top player in Canadian junior football.
Picton was a major reason why the Rams were 6-2 this season finishing first in Canada West for the first time since the Rams joined the ranks of University football.
He threw for a Canadian record 3186 yards and had a Canada West record 224 completions while leading the nation in touchdown passes (25) and completion percentage (69.3 %) without having the services of two of his top receivers all season due to injury.
Picton is not the only Ram up for an award.
Defensive lineman Nick Dheilly could be named rookie of the year, while head coach Steve Bryce is considered the favourite to win the national head coach of the year award after taking over an 0-8 team and turning it into a 6-2 squad in his first season.