Tom Pate Memorial Award

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Tom Pate Memorial Award, selected annually by the Canadian Football League Players' Association, is awarded to a player with outstanding sportsmanship and someone who has made a significant contribution to his team, his community and Association. The award winner must display these qualities such that it distinguishes him from his peers.[1]

The award is named in the memory of deceased CFL player Tom Pate. A 23-year-old rookie with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, on October 11, 1975, he was critically injured in a game against the Calgary Stampeders. He never regained consciousness and died three days later.

The award is also known as the CFLPA's Tom Pate Outstanding Community Service Award.

Tom Pate Memorial Award winners[edit]



  1. ^ Gibsons Finest Player Awards
  2. ^ Moddejonge, Gerry (27 December 2018). "Ryan King makes it back-to-back Tom Pate Memorial awards for Edmonton Eskimos". Cornwall Standard Freeholder. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  3. ^ Jones, Terry (23 November 2017). "Esks' Bowman honoured at CFL awards show". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  4. ^ Simpson, Beau (14 December 2016). "BC Lions' wide receiver has soft hands, big heart". Surrey Now-Leader. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  5. ^ Tom Pate Memorial Award