McGill receiver wins CIS rookie of the year


McGill wide receiver Shaquille Johnson received the Peter Gorman Trophy, emblematic of the rookie-of-the-year award in CIS football, during the CFL Player Awards ceremony in Toronto Thursday night. Johnson, a 19-year-old management freshman from Brampton, Ont., is only the second McGill player to win the award. Michael Soles was the Peter Gorman Trophy winner in 1986; he went on to a long CFL career.  "As a person, Shaq is quiet, modest, and humble," McGill head coach Clint Uttley said. "As a football player, he has a natural feel for the game. He's extremely athletic and smooth. He's not a sprinter, but more like a glider. His biggest asset is an ability to adjust to the ball when it is in the air and simply go up and get it."

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