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Montreal Alouettes‘ linebacker Henoc Muamba was named Most Outstanding Canadian at the CFL Awards Thursday night, in Calgary. Muamba becomes the first Alouettes player since Ben Cahoon (2002 and 2003) to win this honour. He is the fifth Alouettes in team history to put his name on this trophy.
“I am very proud of this honour. My name will forever be associated with greats to have played this game including Ben Cahoon, Russ Jackson and Tony Gabriel to name a few,” said Muamba. “I want to thank my teammates, my coaches and the Alouettes organization who allowed me to have the season that I had. We established strong building blocks at the Alouettes in 2019 and I am already looking forward to next year to get back to work and continue the work we started.”
Muamba continued his great work with the Alouettes in 2019. The 32-year-old finished second in the league with 93 defensive tackles, including four for losses. His 93 tackles ranked him seven all-time in Alouettes history for defensive tackles in a season. The Kinshasa, Congo native also registered a sack, forced two fumbles, recovered one, while defending three passes. He was also named a Division all-star.
Muamba had received the triple unanimous nomination of Most Outstanding Canadian, Most Outstanding Defensive Player and Most Outstanding Player with the Alouettes in 2018.