Norm Fieldgate Trophy

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The Norm Fieldgate Trophy is a Canadian Football League trophy awarded to the outstanding defensive player in the West Division. Each team in the West division nominates a player, from which the winner is chosen. Either the winner of this trophy or the winner of the James P. McCaffrey Trophy will also be the winner of the Canadian Football League Most Outstanding Defensive Player award. The trophy is named after former BC Lions linebacker Norm Fieldgate.

The Norm Fieldgate Trophy, like the N. J. Taylor Trophy, was originally given to the Western Division Champions. In 1978, the Fieldgate Trophy supplanted the Schenley Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award, which was previously awarded to the outstanding defensive player. In addition, the players that was listed from 1974 through 1977 were the West Division nominees for the Schenley Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award. As part of the failed American expansion, the Fieldgate trophy was awarded in 1995 to the North Division's outstanding defensive player.

Prior to 1974 the CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award was awarded to both outstanding defensive players and outstanding linemen in the West Division.

Norm Fieldgate Trophy winners[edit]

CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman Award in the West Division prior to the 1974[edit]

References[edit]

CFL Publications: 2011 Facts, Figures & Records