Former KU Football Standout Jon Cornish Named CFL Canadian Player of the Week

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former Kansas and current Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish was named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Canadian Player of the Week for Week 11. Cornish was a dual-offensive threat in Calgary’s win over the Edmonton Eskimos as he rushed for 131 yards on 14 carries and also caught 6 passes for 46 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown reception to open up the scoring in the first quarter.

The New Westminster, B.C. native is currently second in the league in rushing with 940 yards and tied for first with eight rushing touchdowns. Cornish also has 22 receptions for 222 yards and two touchdowns in 2013.

This award is Cornish’s third Canadian Player of the Week honor this season, with the two prior coming in Week 1 and Week 7. Cornish also won Canadian Player of the Month for July and won Offensive Player of the Week in Week 7.

Cornish is the Kansas single-season rushing record holder with 1,457 yards on the ground in 2006. He ranks 10th on the KU career rushing chart with 2,248 yards and 17 touchdowns on 287 carries. Additionally, he is fourth on the KU all-time list for 100-yard rushing games with 12 in his Jayhawk career.

Cornish and his Calgary teammates will return to action on Friday, Aug. 13, when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 8 p.m. (CT). He is one of three Kansas alums playing in the CFL as Raymond Brown plays defensive back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Marcus Henry plays wide receiver for the Edmonton Eskimos. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.