Mike Miller reluctantly accepts Bombers’ Most Outstanding Canadian award

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Special teams standout Mike Miller feels Andrew Harris should be the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian.

“It is my honour to be named the Most Outstanding Special Teams Player for the Bombers, but I feel I must speak out in support of Andrew Harris as our team’s Most Outstanding Canadian,” Miller said in a statement.

Harris’ positive drug cost him the votes from the Winnipeg chapter of the Football Reporters of Canada.

“Andrew is one of the true leaders on our team and one of the best players in the history of the Canadian Football League, and it is a shame he is not being recognized after such a sensational season. I will accept the Canadian nomination on Andrew’s behalf, but do so reluctantly and while completely disagreeing with his omission.”

Miller is tied for second in the league with 25 special teams tackles, one behind the leader. The 30-year-old tied the CFL single-game record for special team tackles in a game with seven on July 5 against the Ottawa Redblacks.

The Acadia University product has carved out a long CFL career after being unselected in the 2011 CFL draft. Miller won a Grey Cup with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2015 and spent the past three seasons playing in the Manitoba Capital. He was signed as a free agent after Esks general manager Brock Sunderland released Miller in March 2017.