Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros has captured the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award for 2021.
— Winnipeg Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) December 11, 2021
Collaros beat out Montreal Alouettes running back William Stanback, the East finalist, for the award on Friday night in Hamilton.
Collaros guided the Blue Bombers to a CFL-best record of 11-3. He threw for 3,185 yards on 243-for-346 passing, including a league-best 20 touchdowns and six interceptions in 13 games.
The 33-year-old has played 10 seasons in the CFL, winning the Grey Cup twice, first with the Toronto Argonauts in 2012 and again with the Blue Bombers in 2019.
Collaros has a chance to lead Winnipeg to back-to-back Grey Cups on Sunday against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Voting was conducted by members of the Football Reporters of Canada and nine CFL head coaches.
Other winners Friday included:
Coach of the year: Mike O'Shea (Winnipeg)
Top defensive player: LB Adam Bighill (Winnipeg)
Top special teams player: WR DeVonte Dedmon (Ottawa Redblacks)
Top rookie: LB Jordan Williams (B.C. Lions)
Top offensive lineman: Stanley Bryant (Winnipeg)
Top Canadian: LB Bo Lokombo (B.C.)
Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award (Canadian player that demonstrates the attributes of Canada’s veterans: Strength, perseverance, courage, comradeship and contribution to Canadian communities): OL Chris Van Zeyl (Hamilton)