Ticats' fab frosh running neck and neck

Running back C.J. Gable, along with slotback teammate Greg Ellingson, are both in the hunt for...

Running back C.J. Gable, along with slotback teammate Greg Ellingson, are both in the hunt for rookie-of-the-year honours. (Craig Robertson, Toronto Sun)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:09 PM ET

HAMILTON - As the CFL season reaches the halfway point, there is little debate about who the leading rookie-of- the-year candidates are.

The surprise is that you will find both of them within an arms length of the other inside the Hamilton Tiger-Cats locker room.

Slotback Greg Ellingson and running back C.J. Gable are actually neighbours in the Ticats locker room and it was only this week that it dawned on them that their stiffest competition for rookie honours had been sitting beside the other all along.

The catch is that we’re only just now getting to the half way point in the season. A lot can happen over the final 10 games and both rookies know it.

In Toronto, wide receiver John Chiles has put up some pretty special numbers in a short amount of time, with four touchdowns in five games and close to a 20-yard-per-catch average.

But Chiles will have to chase down the two Hamilton players if he is going to seriously challenge for the award.


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