The Most Outstanding Lineman Award was an award annually given to the best defensive player or offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League from the year 1955 to 1973. By the 1974 season, the league decided to make two separate awards for both defensive players and offensive linemen.
CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award winners (1955-1973)
- 1973 - Ray Nettles (LB), British Columbia Lions
- 1972 - John Helton (DT), Calgary Stampeders
- 1971 - Wayne Harris (LB), Calgary Stampeders
- 1970 - Wayne Harris (LB), Calgary Stampeders
- 1969 - John LaGrone (DT), Edmonton Eskimos
- 1968 - Ken Lehmann (LB), Ottawa Rough Riders
- 1967 - Ed McQuarters (DT), Saskatchewan Roughriders
- 1966 - Wayne Harris (LB), Calgary Stampeders
- 1965 - Wayne Harris (LB), Calgary Stampeders
- 1964 - Tom Brown (LB), British Columbia Lions
CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award - Runners Up (1957-1973)
Note: Prior to 1973 the runner up for this award was not the DeMarco–Becket Memorial Trophy or Leo Dandurand Trophy winners. Finalists were first announced in 1957.
CFL Publications: 2011 Facts, Figures & Records