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The Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy is a trophy awarded to the Canadian Football League West Division's most outstanding player, chosen from the nominees from each team in the division. Either this trophy winner or the winner of the Terry Evanshen Trophy also receives the Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Player Award.

Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
Awarded forCanadian Football League West Division's most outstanding player
CountryCanada
First awarded1946 (1946)
Currently held byBo Levi Mitchell
Most awards7: Jackie Parker

The Nicklin Memorial Trophy was donated to the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1946 by the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, in memory of their commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Jeff Nicklin, who was killed in action on March 24, 1945. Jeff Nicklin was known as an outstanding defensive end for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before he entered military service.

When first donated the trophy was awarded annually to the player in the Western Division considered to be the most valuable to his team.[1] Since 1973, the trophy was awarded to the Most Outstanding Player of the West Division. As part of the failed American expansion in 1995, the trophy was awarded to the Most Outstanding Player of the North Division.

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Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy winners (1946–1972)Edit

Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy winners (1973–present)Edit

Bold indicates a player who went on to win the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award

Year Player Position Team
Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy winners (1973—present)
1973 George McGowan Wide receiver Edmonton Eskimos
1974 Tom Wilkinson Quarterback Edmonton Eskimos
1975 Willie Burden Running back Calgary Stampeders
1976 Ron Lancaster Quarterback Saskatchewan Roughriders
1977 Jerry Tagge Quarterback BC Lions
1978 Tom Wilkinson Quarterback Edmonton Eskimos
1979 Waddell Smith Wide receiver Edmonton Eskimos
1980 Dieter Brock Quarterback Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1981 Dieter Brock Quarterback Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1982 Tom Scott Slotback Edmonton Eskimos
1983 Warren Moon Quarterback Edmonton Eskimos
1984 Willard Reaves Running back Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1985 Mervyn Fernandez Wide receiver BC Lions
1986 James Murphy Wide receiver Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1987 Brian Kelly Wide receiver Edmonton Eskimos
1988 David Williams Wide receiver BC Lions
1989 Tracy Ham Quarterback Edmonton Eskimos
1990 Craig Ellis Slotback Edmonton Eskimos
1991 Doug Flutie Quarterback BC Lions
1992 Doug Flutie Quarterback Calgary Stampeders
1993 Doug Flutie Quarterback Calgary Stampeders
1994 Doug Flutie Quarterback Calgary Stampeders
1995 Dave Sapunjis Slotback Calgary Stampeders
1996 Robert Mimbs Running back Saskatchewan Roughriders
1997 Jeff Garcia Quarterback Calgary Stampeders
1998 Kelvin Anderson Running back Calgary Stampeders
1999 Allen Pitts Slotback Calgary Stampeders
2000 Dave Dickenson Quarterback Calgary Stampeders
2001 Kelvin Anderson Running back Calgary Stampeders
2002 Milt Stegall Slotback Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2003 Dave Dickenson Quarterback BC Lions
2004 Casey Printers Quarterback BC Lions
2005 Corey Holmes Running back Saskatchewan Roughriders
2006 Geroy Simon Slotback BC Lions
2007 Kerry Joseph Quarterback Saskatchewan Roughriders
2008 Henry Burris Quarterback Calgary Stampeders
2009 Joffrey Reynolds Running back Calgary Stampeders
2010 Henry Burris Quarterback Calgary Stampeders
2011 Travis Lulay Quarterback BC Lions
2012 Jon Cornish Running back Calgary Stampeders
2013 Jon Cornish Running back Calgary Stampeders
2014 Solomon Elimimian Linebacker BC Lions
2015 Bo Levi Mitchell Quarterback Calgary Stampeders
2016 Bo Levi Mitchell Quarterback Calgary Stampeders
2017 Mike Reilly Quarterback Edmonton Eskimos
2018 Bo Levi Mitchell Quarterback Calgary Stampeders

Most Outstanding Player in the Western Interprovincial Football Union or Western Football Conference (1953–1972)Edit

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