Oklahoma’s Neville Gallimore and Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard were selected as two of five finalists for the second annual Jon Cornish Trophy by the N8 Group. The trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding Canadian player in NCAA Football.
Gallimore, a junior defensive lineman, started in 13 of 14 games and recorded career highs of 50 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles. He logged four tackles against No. 1 Alabama in the CFP Semifinal at the Orange Bowl and made five tackles in the Big 12 Championship win over No. 9 Texas.
Hubbard rushed 124 times for 740 yards (6.0 yards per carry) and recorded seven touchdowns. In addition to his duties as a running back, he also served as OSU’s primary kickoff returner and averaged 22.2 yards on 23 kickoff returns, with a long of 42 yards. Hubbard finished with a season-best 145 rushing yards on 18 carries in OSU’s win over Missouri in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
The nominees are selected by a panel of former NCAA players with a connection to Canada, scouting staff from CFL teams and media who cover college football from a Canadian perspective. The evaluation is solely based on the player’s performance in the 2018-19 NCAA season.
The trophy will be presented to the winner at the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in March.