Lions' Johnson Outstanding Canadian

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 9:37 AM ET

A B.C. Lion is the Canadian Football League's top Canadian for the second consecutive season.

B.C. Lions' defensive end Brent Johnson was presented the award at a gala ceremony last night in Vancouver's Centre for the Performing Arts.

Teammate Jason Clermont was 2004's winner.

Johnson received 37 of a possible 62 first place votes. Toronto Argonauts' linebacker Kevin Eiben of Delta was runner-up.

Johnson led the league with 16 sacks. He also had 18 defensive tackles -- including six tackles for a loss -- three pass knockdowns and two forced fumbles.

"I'm looking forward to next season to living up to the billing," Johnson said.

Other winners were: Toronto Argonauts' quarterback Damon Allen (outstanding player and fans' choice), Calgary Stampeders' linebacker John Grace (outstanding defensive player), Saskatchewan Roughriders' Gene Makowsky (outstanding lineman), Winnipeg Blue Bombers' defensive end Gavin Walls (outstanding rookie), and Saskatchewan kick/punt returner Corey Holmes (special teams).


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