CFL All-Star: 1971, 1972
Division All-Star: 1971, 1972
CFL Most Outstanding Player: 1971
Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy (Most Outstanding Player, West Division): 1971
Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy (Leading scorer West Division): 1971
Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Player: 1971, 1973
The Blue Bombers were suffering through some sour years when Don Jonas arrived in 1971, and he was the man who helped make the club sexy again. Jonas was the first Bomber to win the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award – seems ridiculous, given the likes of Ken Ploen and Leo Lewis back in the day – but he helped lead masses back onto the bandwagon.
He led the Bombers from last place in 1970 (2-14) to 7-8-1 and a playoff berth in 1971 while leading the CFL in scoring – he also was the placekicker – and named to the league’s all-star team. The two QBs on the CFL All-Star squad before him in 1968 and 1969 were none other than Russ Jackson and Ron Lancaster.