The Dick Suderman Trophy (French : Trophée Dick Suderman) for the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian (Le Canadien le plus précieux de la Coupe Grey) is awarded annually to the Canadian player deemed to have the best performance in the Grey Cup game, the championship of the Canadian Football League.
No kicker has ever been named the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player, but kickers have been Most Valuable Canadian twelve times. Dave Sapunjis is the only player to win the award in back-to-back years.
The winner does not necessarily have to play for the Grey Cup winning team in order to qualify.
The trophy is named in honour of Dick Suderman, a Canadian defensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. One year after winning the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian award in 1971 (the first year it was awarded), Suderman collapsed and died from a brain hemorrhage after playing a game in Vancouver, British Columbia against the B.C. Lions. The trophy was subsequently renamed in his honour.
Andrew Harris, after winning the Grey Cup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019, became the first and up-to-date only player to win both the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player and the Dick Suderman Trophy in the same edition of the championship.
|2019||Andrew Harris (RB)||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|2018||Lemar Durant (WR)||Calgary Stampeders|
|2017||Jerome Messam (RB)||Calgary Stampeders [*]|
|2016||Brad Sinopoli (WR)||Ottawa Redblacks|
|2015||Shamawd Chambers (WR)||Edmonton Eskimos|
|2014||Andy Fantuz (SB)||Hamilton Tiger-Cats [*]|
|2013||Chris Getzlaf (SB)||Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|2012||Ricky Foley (DE)||Toronto Argonauts|
|2011||Andrew Harris (RB)||BC Lions|
|2010||Keith Shologan (DT)||Saskatchewan Roughriders [*]|
|2009||Ben Cahoon (SB)||Montreal Alouettes|
|2008||Sandro DeAngelis (K)||Calgary Stampeders|
|2007||Andy Fantuz (SB)||Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|2006||Paul McCallum (K)||BC Lions|
|2005||Mike Maurer (FB)||Edmonton Eskimos|
|2004||Jason Clermont (SB)||BC Lions [*]|
|2003||Ben Cahoon (SB)||Montreal Alouettes [*]|
|2002||Pat Woodcock (WR)||Montreal Alouettes|
|2001||Aldi Henry (DB)||Calgary Stampeders|
|2000||Sean Millington (RB)||BC Lions|
|1999||Mike Morreale (SB)||Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|1998||Vince Danielsen (SB)||Calgary Stampeders|
|1997||Paul Masotti (WR)||Toronto Argonauts|
|1996||Mike Vanderjagt (K)||Toronto Argonauts|
|1995||Dave Sapunjis (SB)||Calgary Stampeders [*]|
|1994||Lui Passaglia (K/P)||BC Lions|
|1993||Sean Fleming (K/P)||Edmonton Eskimos|
|1992||Dave Sapunjis (SB)||Calgary Stampeders|
|1991||Dave Sapunjis (SB)||Calgary Stampeders [*]|
|1990||Warren Hudson (FB)||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|1989||Dave Ridgway (K)||Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|1988||Bob Cameron (K/P)||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|1987||Milson Jones (RB)||Edmonton Eskimos|
|1986||Paul Osbaldiston (K/P)||Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|1985||Lui Passaglia (K/P)||BC Lions|
|1984||Sean Kehoe (RB)||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|1983||Rick Klassen (DT)||BC Lions [*]|
|1982||Dave "Dr. Death" Fennell (DT)||Edmonton Eskimos|
|1981||Neil Lumsden (RB)||Edmonton Eskimos|
|1980||Dale Potter (LB)||Edmonton Eskimos|
|1979||Don Sweet (K)||Montreal Alouettes [*]|
|1978||Angelo Santucci (RB)||Edmonton Eskimos|
|1977||Don Sweet (K)||Montreal Alouettes|
|1976||Tony Gabriel (TE)||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|1975||Dave Cutler (K)||Edmonton Eskimos|
|1974||Don Sweet (K)||Montreal Alouettes|
|1973||Garry Lefebvre (DB)||Edmonton Eskimos [*]|
|1972||Ian Sunter (K)||Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|1971||Dick Suderman (DE)||Calgary Stampeders|
^ - Denotes award winner came from losing team
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