Toronto Argonauts: 5 takeaways from flashback to the 100th Grey Cup

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2) Chad Kackert deservedly named most outstanding player

The thinking was there was an excellent chance of someone called Chad being named the Grey Cup’s outstanding player. However, if was Chad Kackert who won the award rather than Chad Owens, who had already been named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player for 2012.

Kackert was arguably underappreciated at the time, despite averaging the fifth-most rushing yards per game during the 2012 regular season. However, he made people sit up and take notice during the 100th Grey Cup, with the best game of his professional playing career.

Despite not finding the end zone during the game, there was no denying the impact of the Simi Valley, California native. The Stampeders were unable to stop him, as he rushed like a man possessed for 133 yards on just 20 carries.

Just for good measures, Kackert had another 62 yards through the air on eight catches, as Calgary focused on containing Owens. The running back’s performances during the playoffs in general justified the decision to release Cory Boyd back in August, despite him leading the league in rushing at the time.