Jon Cornish
American football player
Jon Cornish
Jon Cornish is a football running back who currently plays for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
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Jon Cornish cleans up at CFL Awards [Photos]
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
It took 35 years, but the Canadian Football League finally has another homegrown Most Outstanding Player.
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Stampeders running back Cornish poised to join select CFL fraternity
Yahoo News - over 3 years
REGINA - Jon Cornish is poised to join some very select company.
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Stampeders star Cornish named finalist as CFL's top player, Canadian
Yahoo News - over 3 years
TORONTO - Jon Cornish is up for two of the CFL's top individual awards.
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Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish takes pair of monthly CFL awards
Yahoo News - over 3 years
TORONTO - Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish earned two monthly honours from the Canadian Football League on Tuesday.
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Stampeders' Jon Cornish, Riders' Kory Sheets going 'back to 'back
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
Kory Sheets opened eyes and ruffled feathers recently when he proclaimed himself the CFL’s best running back.
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Calgary Stampeders' Jon Cornish deserves Most Outstanding Player award
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
Last year, Jon Cornish looked on as Toronto Argonauts all-purpose threat Chad Owens walked away with the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award.
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Cornish closes in on his own record as Stampeders beat Blue Bombers 38-11
Yahoo News - over 3 years
CALGARY - Jon Cornish ran for pair of touchdowns for the Calgary Stampeders and took over the CFL's lead in rushing yards in a 38-11 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday.
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Massachusetts Man Drowns Near Colebrook
NPR - over 3 years
A Salem, Massachusetts man drowned in the Connecticut River near Colebrook on Wednesday, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game. John Cornish, 71, was launching his boat with a friend when it began to drift away, carried by the current,   Conservation Officer Kevin Bronson wrote in a news release. Cornish, who was wearing hip waders, went after the boat, lost his footing and slipped under the water. He was pulled from the river by a friend but was unconscious and couldn’t be revived.
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Calgary Stampeders' Jon Cornish circles date with Toronto Argos' Marcus Ball
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
Marcus Ball and Jon Cornish will cross paths many times the CFL’s Week 13.
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Stamps Cornish-less? Argos probably wouldn't mind
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
“We have to stop the run. There’s no question. If we don’t stop Jon Cornish it will be a tough night.”
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Stamps running back Cornish has thigh contusion, is questionable for Argos game
Yahoo News - over 3 years
CALGARY - Calgary running back Jon Cornish is questionable for Friday's game in Toronto because of a thigh contusion.
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Stampeders running back Jon Cornish captures two CFL weekly honours
Yahoo News - over 3 years
TORONTO - A career-best accomplishment earned Jon Cornish two CFL weekly awards Monday.
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Calgary Stampeders' Jon Cornish has better numbers than last season
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
Jon Cornish has turned that frown upside down.
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Calgary Stampeders stars Jon Cornish and Charleston Hughes earn weekly awards
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
This isn’t unfamiliar territory for Jon Cornish.
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Running back Jon Cornish says getting Stamps back to Grey Cup his No. 1 goal
Yahoo News - almost 4 years
CALGARY - Star Canadian running back Jon Cornish wants to work on his pass routes this season but his coach will be smiling if he just continues doing what he did last year.
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Grey Cup Kicks Off On Sunday
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
It's almost here. The 100th Grey Cup kicks off on Sunday and if you're in Toronto, you might even be one of the lucky people to catch the sold-out game live. The Stampeders and the Argonauts will kick-off at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 25th underneath the roof of the Rogers Centre, so that ensures there's no repeat of the Fog Bowl or the Mud Bowl. TSN will be broadcasting the CFL championship game and the network will be providing coverage starting at 1 p.m. ET, so you'll have plenty of time to learn all those players' names, jersey numbers and where they played college football. The Calgary Stampeders (14-6) knocked off last year's champions the B.C. Lions to earn their spot in Toronto. The team has a formidable offense led by running back Jon Cornish, who picked up the CFL's award for Outstanding Canadian Player. Calgary has been snake-bitten against the Argos, losing both games when the teams met this season. This will be the 13th time the Stamps will be playing ...
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CFL Playoffs: Stampeders’ Cornish hoping for Disney end to fairytale season
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Jon Cornish will thank a few people if his name is called out Nov. 22 in Toronto, but then he might yell out, “I’m going to Disney World!”
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Canadian backs having strong year
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
VANCOUVER — Jon Cornish and Andrew Harris started this season with a few things in common, but that list keeps growing.
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Stamps star hits milestone
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish is just the eighth Canadian to crack the 1,000-yard mark.
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    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 30
    Jon Cornish announced his retirement from the CFL on December 2, 2015.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 29
    Similar to his 2014 season Cornish missed 9 games during the 2015 season due to nagging injuries.
    More Details Hide Details He suffered a broken thumb in late July before complaining of neck stiffness after a 15-11 loss at home to the Edmonton Eskimos on Oct. 10. He would finish the season with 115 carries for 622 yards (5.4 average) with 4 rushing touchdowns. He also contributed 138 yards on 19 pass receptions. Following the completion of his ninth CFL season Cornish decided to announce his retirement. His decision was based primarily on preserving his health. via CFL Stats Page
    He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award for the third consecutive season in 2014.
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    Jon Cornish's 2014 CFL season was limited by various injuries.
    More Details Hide Details Nonetheless, Cornish wound up leading the league in rushing yards with 1,082, despite only playing in nine of 18 regular season games. This was his third straight rushing title and third straight 1000-yard season. He ran for more than 100 yards six times, with four of those games being over 150 rushing yards. Cornish won Offensive Player of the Week three times, Outstanding Canadian of the Week six times and he won Offensive Player of the Month and Outstanding Canadian of the Month for the month of September. To cap off his season, he was named a West-division All-Star for the 4th consecutive season.
    He was a member of the 2014 Grey Cup Champion Calgary Stampeders.
    More Details Hide Details Cornish attended high school at the highly sports oriented St. Thomas More Collegiate (STMC) in Burnaby, where he participated actively in basketball, track & field and football. In football he rushed for 3,200 career yards and 49 touchdowns as a three-year letterwinner for Saint Thomas More High School. Cornish averaged 14.9 yards per carry while rushing for 2,136 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior. His single-game best was 336 yards and four touchdowns. Cornish is also credited with 152 career tackles, including 89 his senior season and holds his school career record with 37 quarterback sacks, 21 of which he had while a junior. At the end of his senior year Cornish was selected the British Columbia Provincial Football Player of the Year in the year of its inception. While at STMC, Cornish was on two Varsity AAA Provincial High School Football Championship teams.
    In 2014, Cornish led the CFL in rushing for the third time with 1082 yards, an average of 7.8 yards per carry.
    More Details Hide Details This was despite only playing in 9 games, half of the regular season.
  • 2013
    Age 28
    On November 21, 2013, Cornish became the third Canadian to win the CFL MOP award, followed by winning the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete for 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 27
    His 258 rushing attempts was identical to his rushing attempts in 2012, but in 2013 he ran for 356 more yards, totalling 1,813.
    More Details Hide Details He won Outstanding Canadian of the Week 7 times (4 of them consecutively), Offensive Player of the Week once, Offensive Player of the Month for the month of October, and was the most Outstanding Canadian for the months of July, September and October (3 of the 4 months). His 12 rushing touchdowns and 42 pass receptions were also personal bests. He was nominated by the Stampeders as their Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Canadian.
    This led to Jon Cornish being selected the 2012 Most Outstanding Canadian as well as being the runner up for the Most Outstanding Player award.
    More Details Hide Details Cornish was again selected for Calgary's Male Athlete of the Year award. Jon Cornish bettered this in 2013, rushing for 1813 yards and winning both the Most Outstanding Canadian and the Most Outstanding Player awards. Soon after, Cornish was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete for 2013.
  • 2010
    Age 25
    During the playoff's Cornish was selected by CFL fans as the winner of the 2010 Reebok Rediscover campaign.
    More Details Hide Details In the final round of voting, Jon Cornish’s description of what had motivated him as a player prevailed over Roughrider Darian Durant’s narration of his defining moment as an athlete. Despite not making his first start of the season until Week 13, Cornish led the Stampeders in rushing, was first among all CFL running backs in rushing touchdowns, tied for the league lead in total touchdowns and earned West Division all-star recognition. After being installed as the starter, he ran for 611 yards and seven touchdowns in seven contests. The seven touchdowns were the most of any CFL player during that period and the 611 yards were second only to Toronto’s Cory Boyd. For the season, he posted career highs in carries (119), rushing yards (863), rushing touchdowns (nine), catches (26), receiving yards (385) and receiving touchdowns (two). His 7.3-yard-per-carry average led all CFL players with at least 60 rushing attempts. His 11 total touchdowns tied him for the league lead and were the most by a Canadian Stampeders player since 1995. In addition to his excellent work on offence, Cornish was tied for second on the club with 13 special-teams tackles and returned eight kickoffs for 167 yards. Cornish recorded a pair of 100-yard rushing games during the regular season including a career-high 149-yard performance on Oct. 1 against Saskatchewan that resulted in him being named both the top offensive player and top Canadian in the CFL’s player-of-the-week awards.
    Cornish twice earned top Canadian honours in the CFL player of the week awards during the 2010 season as he was recognized for his efforts in Week 4 and Week 9.
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  • 2009
    Age 24
    In 2009, a preseason injury caused Cornish to miss 3 games.
    More Details Hide Details After he returned, Jon contributed primarily on special teams placing second in special teams tackles for the Stampeders at the end of the year. In his fourth season in Calgary, Cornish established a number of career highs and earned the Stampeders’ nomination for the Canadian Football League’s Most Outstanding Canadian award. His 7.3-yard average per rush was tops in the CFL among running backs, with at least 50 carries and he ran for a career-high 618 yards. He had three carries of at least 50 yards — a 52-yarder against Edmonton on Aug. 15, a 50-yard dash against Saskatchewan on July 24 and another 50-yarder against The Lions on Aug. 28. He also contributed as a receiver, making 14 catches for 226 yards and one touchdown for an average of 16.5 yards per catch, highest of all CFL running backs that year.
  • 2008
    Age 23
    He contributed to the Stampeders playoff efforts and was a part of the 2008 Grey Cup Championship Team.
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    In 2008, he also scored his first professional touchdown against his hometown BC Lions in the last game of the regular season.
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    Cornish would see increased repetitions with the offence in 2008 backing up Joffrey Reynolds.
    More Details Hide Details Despite only having 30 carries on the season, Cornish made the most of his opportunities and ended the season with 254 yards rushing averaging 8.5 yards per carry. His first long run in the CFL was against Hamilton for 48 yards.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    He signed with the Stampeders on April 30, 2007, spending most of his time with the special teams unit.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to lead the team in special teams tackles with 21 in his first year.
  • 2006
    Age 21
    Jon's career high rushing in a single game came on November 18, 2006, when he rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns against Kansas State helping Kansas gain bowl eligibility for the second year in a row.
    More Details Hide Details After going undrafted by the NFL, Cornish forewent free agency and left for the CFL. The Calgary Stampeders had previously drafted him in 2006 with their the 13th overall selection in the 2006 CFL Draft.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    Against Nebraska on his birthday, November 5, 2005, Cornish contributed a touchdown run of 72 yards to help seal Kansas' first victory over Nebraska in 38 years.
    More Details Hide Details Kansas' second Bowl game appearance under Coach Mangino, playing against the Houston Cougars Jon helped his team to their first bowl victory with 101 yards rushing. He also had two touchdown receptions for 13 and 30 yards. Following his junior season, Cornish was drafted in the Canadian Football League draft by the Calgary Stampeders. In his senior year he rushed for 1,457 yards, making him the all-time single season rusher at the University of Kansas. He averaged 5.8 yards per carry, scored 8 rushing touchdowns, 1 passing touchdown, and had 8 games of 100 yards of rushing or more. Cornish was the Big 12's leader in all-purpose yards with an average of 137.6 yards per contest. Cornish finished the season as the 9th leading rusher in NCAA Division I-A football and the 1st in rushing in the Big 12 Conference. Cornish's efforts were enough to earn him First Team Big XII honours and his second John Hadl team Offensive MVP award. In addition, Cornish's 5.8 yards per carry is the highest single-season mark in school history by a back with more than 200 carries, higher than that of former Kansas greats Gale Sayers and John Riggins.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on November 5, 1984.
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