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Ryan Getzlaf’s brother Chris named Grey Cup’s Most Outstanding Canadian

Nov 24, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

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You may or may not have already known that Ryan Getzlaf isn’t the only person in his family who plays professional sports. He also isn’t the only brother who’s won a championship.

Chris Getzlaf’s Saskatchewan Roughriders won the 101st Grey Cup 45-23 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday, while he received the Grey Cup’s Most Outstanding Canadian award (aka the Dick Suderman Trophy).* He won it unanimously, according to the National Post.

Click here for video of one of his biggest catches.

Chris Getzlaf, 30, also topped the Roughriders in receiving during this past season, with 1,045 yards.

His brother Ryan might still have the edge financially and gold medal-wise, but at least Chris can say he’s a champion and individual award winner, which could help if the winter holidays double as bragging contests in the Getzlaf house.

* – Note: there’s also a Most Outstanding Canadian award for the season, which Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders received.

  1. lordfletcher - Nov 24, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    good for him but the CHL is crap.

    • missthemexpos - Nov 24, 2013 at 11:33 PM

      What is this CHL that is crap?

      • lordfletcher - Nov 24, 2013 at 11:36 PM

        damn it. the hockey in me got the best of my post. /fail.

        #CFL. oops


  2. muckleflugga - Nov 25, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    way to go chris, well done riders…

    dick suderman, best canadian in the 1971 grey cup, wayne ‘the thumper harris’ most valuable player

    as i recall, the stampeders scored the only offensive touchdowns in the game. recently late of this world, ‘ham hands’ harrison made a great one handed grab roughly sixty feet from where i was sitting for the first

    joe theismann had an off day as did leon mcquay

    loved it then, still do

  3. ibieiniid - Nov 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    I apologize to my friends to the north for not knowing what your Superbowl was called until I read this.

    • missthemexpos - Nov 25, 2013 at 10:06 AM

      No problem, I am aware that your Grey Cup is called a Superbowl.

      • ibieiniid - Nov 25, 2013 at 10:27 AM


        hey, for curiosity’s sake, what’s the Canadian Stanley Cup called? Eh, I guess it doesn’t matter that much, we haven’t seen that happen since ’93. (this is where you remind me of what % of the American cup teams are Canadian players)

  4. faulkingallstar - Nov 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    cfl is a joke. like do u really need a best Canadian reward? Basically discriminating all other players outside of Canada cause you know that a Canadian would never beat out an American in a football award fairly.

  5. pavelfitzgerald - Nov 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    “Never” is strong & incorrect, “unlikely” would be more appropriate & correct

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