Hamilton Tiger-Cats star Brandon Banks named Golden Horseshoe Athlete of the Year

The 2019 Golden Horseshoe Athlete of the Year is Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Brandon Banks.

He beat out Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and New York Liberty guard Kia Nurse and took home the Bill Sturrup Award at the annual Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) dinner at Carmen’s Banquet Centre Thursday night.

In winning the 25th annual award, Banks became the first American and the first member of a professional sports team to win the honour.

Banks was named the Canadian Football League’s Most Outstanding Player in 2019 after leading the league in receptions (112), receiving yards (1,550) and touchdowns (13).

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