|Hec Crighton Trophy|
|First awarded||1967 to Mike Eben|
|Most recent||Chris Merchant,|
The Hec Crighton Trophy (sometimes referred to as the Hec Crighton Award) is awarded annually to the most outstanding Canadian football player in U Sports (previously named Canadian Interuniversity Sport). The trophy is named after the late Hec Crighton - teacher, coach, referee, and author of the Official Football Rule Book and the U Sports Rule Book. It is the Canadian equivalent to the American NCAA Heisman Trophy.
The Western Mustangs program has produced the most Hec Crighton winners with seven as well as the most individual winners with six (Tim Tindale won the award twice). Chris Flynn has won the Hec Crighton Trophy three times, consecutively, while no other player has won the award more than twice. Of the 27 active U Sports football programs, nine teams have not had a player win the award.
List of winners
- J. P. Metras Trophy
- Presidents' Trophy
- Peter Gorman Trophy
- Russ Jackson Award
- Jon Cornish Trophy – similar award presented to the top Canadian player in NCAA (American) football