posted on Dec. 4: Aidoo named most outstanding university football player in Canada


[img_inline align=”right” src=”” caption=”Kojo Aidoo”]Marauder record-setting running back Kojo Aidoo won the Hec Crighton trophy last night, honouring him as the best university football player in the country.

Aidoo, a third year social sciences student, ran for 1,329 yards and 20 touchdowns this year, setting Ontario conference records. During the post-season, Aidoo rushed for 351 yards and a pair of majors.

This is the second time Aidoo, 21, has been awarded top honours for his play. He was named CIAU rookie of the year in 1998.

Other Marauders honoured included quarterback Ben Chapdelaine and receiver Ryan Janzen who were named as first team all-Canadian while receiver Mike Linton and guard Ryan Donnelly were named to the second squad.

“It's a great accomplishment for our team,” said Aidoo. “My goal this year was I wanted to show everyone what we were accomplishing here.”

This season, the team won the Yates Cup for the first time ever. The Marauders were defeated by the Ottawa Gee Gees in their bid to win the national semi-final Churchill Bowl.

For more coverage see:

McMaster Varsity Athletics

Hamilton Spectator

The Toronto Star

Photo: Hamilton Spectator