TORONTO, Ontario – Former University of New Hampshire running back Chad Kackert (Simi Valley, Calif.) was named the most valuable player of Sunday's Grey Cup after his Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders, 35-22, in the 100th edition of the Canadian Football League's championship game.
Kackert, who played for the Wildcats from 2006-09, rushed 20 times for 133 yards and added eight catches for 62 yards to help Toronto capture its first Grey Cup title since 2004.
The 26-year-old rushed for 2,587 yards (No. 7 all-time) on 462 carries (No. 9 all-time) during his UNH career. As a senior in 2009, Kackert garnered All-CAA Second Team honors and earned the University's Bob Demers 12th Player Award after racking up 780 rushing yards and 10 rushing TDs.
No. 11 UNH (8-3, 6-2 CAA) takes on No. 9 Wofford (8-3, 6-2 SoCon) in the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Gibbs Stadium (2 p.m.). The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3. For ticket information, visit www.unhwildcats.com or call (603) 862-4000, extension 5.
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