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Jon Cornish

Former CFL running back

Jon Cornish

Jon Cornish grew up as a multiple sport athlete in New Westminster, BC. He, along with his 4 siblings was raised by his Mother, who he lists as the biggest inspiration in his life. After high school he was recruited to the University of Kansas where we broke many of the school records for rushing yards. He came to the Calgary Stampeders in 2007 as a rookie, and competed for the starting job in the years to come.

In 2012, Jon won the CFL rushing title and broke Normie Kwong's 56-year-old single-season rushing record for Canadians. The record-breaking performance led to Cornish being named the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian and to also be the West Division finalist as the league's Most Outstanding Player. He was a member of the West Division, CFL and CFL Players' Association all-star teams in 2012.

Jon continued to lead the CFL in rushing yards winning numerous awards including the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete for 2013. Following the 2015 season, Jon officially announced his retirement from the CFL. Jon joined Plan International Canada in 2013, helping to champion a world with equal rights that’s free from discrimination. Jon believes in the power of girls and global gender equality.