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NewsAlert: Redblacks QB Henry Burris named Grey Cup most valuable player

NewsAlert: Redblacks QB Henry Burris named Grey Cup most valuable player

For the first time in 40 years, the Grey Cup is heading to Ottawa.

Ottawa Redblacks wide receiver Ernest Jackson (9) catches a touchdown pass during overtime CFL Grey Cup action Sunday, November 27, 2016 in Toronto.

The result was a huge upset as the Stampeders were the heavy favourites to win after finishing the season atop the standings with 15 wins and just 3 losses.

Burris was rewarded for his stellar play in the final game by being named the MVP.

Still, he was on the field for the Redblacks' first offensive snap and finished with two rushing touchdowns and three passing TD, including the overtime victor.

It seemed even more so when Burris appeared to suffer a knee injury, leading to speculation that backup Trevor Harris would start the game for the RedBlacks, who were 10-point underdogs in Las Vegas.

The Grey Cup continues to be one of the country's biggest television events, with 10 million unique viewers, or almost 30% of Canadians, tuning in to TSN and RDS for last night's overtime thriller at the 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw, according to preliminary overnight data from Numeris.

It is the Redblacks' first title in franchise history, and Ottawa's first CFL crown since 1976 when they were the Rough Riders.