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North Delta receiver named top university player in Western Canada

Tyson Philpot recognized for his outstanding season at the University of Calgary
Tyson Philpot
Seaquam graduate and University of Calgary star receiver Tyson Philpot has been named Canada West Most Outstanding Player.

A Seaquam Secondary graduate has been recognized as the top university football player in Western Canada.

University of Calgary receiver Tyson Philpot has been named the 2021 Canada West Player of the Year thanks to a monster campaign that saw make 41 receptions for 746 yards and nine touchdowns in just six gamaes. He average over 18 yards per catch. Philpot is also the conference nominee Hec Creighton Trophy, given to the country’s top player. He becomes the first Dino receiver to be up for the award since Don Blair back in 1995.

“Tyson was a sensational player in every aspect of the game for us. He was a great receiver, great ball carrier, and outstanding blocker. He (Tyson) is one of the best I have coached in 40 years of post-secondary football,” stated Sheahan who serves as Calgary’s offensive coordinator.

Philpot also accumulated 103 yards rushing on just 10 carries. He led Canada West in total offense with 849 yards, while also being a threat on special teams with another 273 yards on 11 kick returns. He is expected to be among the top picks in the 2022 CFL Draft.

“Tyson is a rare breed of football player with a great mind and feel for the game along with exceptional attributes,” added Dinos’ receivers coach Jabari Arthur.

Philpot and his twin brother Jalen, also a member of the Dinos, are the sons of former B.C. Lion running back Cory Philpot who helped the Lions when the Grey Cup in 1994.