Despite an early exit from the playoffs this year, three University of Regina Rams are receiving top honours from Canada West.
Leading the way is Rams quarterback Noah Picton whose play broke records all season long. Picton set a new U Sports single-season record with 3,186 passing yards. He led the country with 25 touchdown passes and his 69.3% completion rate. His 224 pass completions this year are second in U Sports history. He also set the U of R record for completion percentage while leading Canada West in every passing category.
Defensive lineman Nicholas Dheilly was named the Canada West Rookie of the Year. He got his first start as a Ram in week four and never looked back, notching three sacks in the 32-27 win over the University of Calgary Dinos. He tied for second in the Canada West with four sacks, amassed 23½ tackles including 7.5 for a loss, an interception and a knockdown.
Finally, first year head coach Steve Bryce won the Canada West Coach of the Year. Bryce went in and completely rejuvenating the team who was coming off a 0-8 season the year before. He coached the Rams to a first place finish in the Canada West for the first time in program history. The team reached a national rank of four and hosted a home playoff game for the first time since 2012.
All three awards were given unanimously.