After a truly stellar season which has seen him steer his side to the Grey Cup and become a staple in the CFL online betting, B.C. Lions Travis Lulay has been named the league’s most valuable player.
2011 has been a truly landmark season for Lulay after he finally he appeared to come of age following a few difficult seasons with the Lions where he has often struggled to dominate big games.
His new found maturity bore through in Sunday’s final where he overcame some early nerves to call some big plays which helped his team to run out 34-23 winners over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at B.C. Place.
The 28-year-old had already picked up the league’s most outstanding player award for the season and has now added the Grey Cup MVP trophy to his list of honours for the season after finishing with a record of 21 of 37 passing for 320 yards while passing two touchdowns in the final which gave his team a big enough cushion to easily see off a late Winnipeg fight back.
Despite his award, Lulay appeared to be disappointed with his performance and believes he could have done even better.
“Execution-wise it wasn’t perfect, it probably wasn’t as good as our last couple of games have been but we just kept battling and made the plays we needed to make,” said Lulay. “Winnipeg made it interesting at the end, kept us holding our breath a bit. It’s pretty sweet.”
Lulay, and those who Bet on CFL, is hoping his side can now go onto bigger and better things after coming back from a 0-5 start to the season and believes that experience will carry them through.
“It’s a very special group, a mentally tough group to battle back from being 0-5. You can’t say enough about that aspect of guys on this team” he added.