CFL Players of the Month - July PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:19

CFL Players of the Month 2014

Canadian Football League - July


TORONTO – The Canadian Football League announced today that Mike Reilly, John Chick, Swayze Waters and Andrew Harris were named the CFL Players of the Month for July.

The monthly awards include all games played from Week 1 to Week 5.

The four players were chosen by a panel of judges that includes former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.


CFL Offensive Player of the Month

Mike Reilly
QB – Edmonton Eskimos

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly was named the Offensive Player of the Month for July. Through the first month of the season, Reilly passed for 1,142 yards on 110-for-173 passing (63.6%) and threw for nine touchdowns to help lead the Eskimos to a 4-1 start, currently good enough for a share of first place in the West Division.

Reilly also impressed with his legs by rushing for 221 yards on 28 carries (7.9 yards per carry), the most by any quarterback and seventh most in the CFL.

Reilly, a Kennewick, Washington native, had his best performance in Week 3.The product of Central Washington threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns in Edmonton’s 27-11 win over the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

Against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Week 4, Reilly had his best rushing game, running for 96 yards while also throwing a touchdown in the Eskimos’ 26-3 win.


CFL Defensive Player of the Month

John Chick
DE – Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive end John Chick was named the Defensive Player of the Month for July. Chick recorded six sacks, 11 tackles, one forced fumble and three tackles for a loss during the opening four games of the Roughriders’ 2014 campaign.

Chick has opened the season with at least one sack in each game and on two occasions, he notched a pair of sacks to catapult himself into the league lead.

The native of Gillette, Wyoming and product of Utah State was named Defensive Player of the Week for Week 5, in which he sacked Ricky Ray twice and added a tackle in the Riders’ dominant 37-9 win over the Toronto Argonauts.


CFL Special Teams Player of the Month

Swayze Waters
K/P – Toronto Argonauts

Toronto Argonauts kicker and punter Swayze Waters was named the Special Teams Player of the Month for July. Waters went 13-of-14 (92.9%) kicking field goals to open the season, as well as boasting the league’s highest punting average at 46.8 yards.

The native of Jackson, Mississippi matched a career-high in Week 2 by making five field goals against the Calgary Stampeders, including a 51-yarder, equaling his career long.

The single season record holder in points at the University of Alabama-Birmingham is currently third in kicking points with 50.


CFL Canadian Player of the Month

Andrew Harris
RB – BC Lions

BC Lions running back Andrew Harris was named the Canadian Player of the Month for July. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native has collected 579 yards from scrimmage and has recorded three touchdowns to begin the 2014 season.

Through five weeks, Harris leads the league in rushing yards with 311 on 56 carries (5.6 yards per carry) and is ranked fourth in the league in receiving yards with 268 on 18 receptions (14.9 yard average).

Harris’ best performance came in Week 3 when he took home Offensive and Canadian Player of the Week honours after rushing for 138 yards on 18 touches, scoring a touchdown and recording a team-high 65 receiving yards, in the Lions’ 26-13 win over the Roughriders.

Harris was also named Canadian Player of the Week in Week 4 after rushing for 72 yards, adding four receptions for 78 yards and scoring a touchdown.

Harris is second in the league in combined yards with 646 yards.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:23
 
CFL PLAYER DISCIPLINE – WEEK #5 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 21:34

PLAYER DISCIPLINE - WEEK #5

TORONTO - The Canadian Football League announced today that it has fined the following players:

Hamilton Tiger-Cat linebacker Marcellus Bowman for using his helmet to deliver a blow to an opponent's helmet during last Saturday night's game against the Ottawa REDBLACKS. Bowman was flagged on the play for unnecessary roughness.

Edmonton Eskimo left tackle Tony Washington for hitting an opponent (with his arm) in the back of the head during last Thursday night's game against the Calgary Stampeders.

As per league policy, the amounts of the fines were not disclosed.

 
PLAYER DISCIPLINE - WEEK #4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 20:51

PLAYER DISCIPLINE - WEEK #4

TORONTO – The Canadian Football League announced today that it has fined the following players:

Ottawa REDBLACKS fullback Patrick Lavoie for a late hit in which he led with his helmet on a punt return during Friday night’s game against the Toronto Argonauts.

Edmonton Eskimo defensive end Elie Ngoyi for punching an opponent during Thursday night’s game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

BC Lions defensive end Khreem Smith for his participation in a pre-game altercation with an opposing player prior to Saturday’s game against the Montreal Alouettes.

As per league policy, the amounts of the fines were not disclosed.

 
CFL Players of the Week - Week 5 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 15:48

CFL Players of the Week 2014

Canadian Football League Week #5

TORONTO – Dan LeFevour, John Chick, Lirim Hajrullahu and Samuel Hurl were named the Canadian Football League Players of the Week for Week 5 of the 2014 Canadian Football League season.

The four players were chosen by a panel of judges including: former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.


CFL Offensive Player of the Week

Dan LeFevour
QB – Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Ottawa REDBLACKS 23 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33

Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Dan LeFevour was named the Offensive Player of the Week for Week 5. In LeFevour’s first career start, he accumulated 470 total yards to help Hamilton secure its first win of the season – a 33-23 victory over the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

LeFevour completed 21-of-30 passes for 361 yards including a 53-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Banks on Hamilton’s first possession of the game.

LeFevour showcased his dual threat capabilities by also rushing for 109 yards on 13 carries and scoring a touchdown against the REDBLACKS.

The Downers Grove, Illinois native, who is the all-time passing yards, touchdown passes and rushing touchdowns leader at Central Michigan, has three touchdowns this season to increase his career total to 12.

This is the first Player of the Week award of LeFevour’s career.


CFL Defensive Player of the Week

John Chick
DE – Saskatchewan Roughriders

Toronto Argonauts 9 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 37

Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive end John Chick was named the Defensive Player of the Week for Week 5. Chick sacked Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray twice, forced a fumble and added a tackle in the Roughriders’ 37-9 win at Mosaic Stadium.

The native of Gillette, Wyoming and product of Utah State is currently first in the league in sacks with six and has 11 tackles in four games this season.

The 6’4” 250 pound defensive end has recorded at least one sack in each of Saskatchewan’s four games this season; he is on pace to eclipse his career-high of 11 sacks, recorded during the 2009 season.

This is Chick’s first Player of the Week award since Week 19 in the 2009 season.


CFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Lirim Hajrullahu
K/P – Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23 @ BC Lions 6

Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker and punter Lirim Hajrullahu was named the Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 5. Hajrullahu went a perfect 5-for-5 on field goals and scored 17 points in the Blue Bombers’ 23-6 road win over the BC Lions.

Hajrullahu also took part in punting duties, kicking five punts averaging 43 yards with his longest going 50 yards. He also added a single in the third quarter.

The 5’11” St. Catharines, Ontario native and a former standout at Western University made successful field goals from 51, 49, 33, 27 and 19 yards away to improve his rate to 13-for-14 (92.9%) on the season.

Hajrullahu ranks second in the league in kicking points with 51.

This is Hajrullahu’s first season in the CFL and his first Player of the Week award.


CFL Canadian Player of the Week

Samuel Hurl 
LB – Saskatchewan Roughriders

Toronto Argonauts 9 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 37

Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Samuel Hurl was named the Canadian Player of the Week for Week 5. Hurl was a key contributor on the Roughriders defence, accumulating seven tackles and recovering a fumble in the Roughriders’ 37-9 win over the visiting Argonauts.

Hurl – a native of Calgary, Alberta and a product of the University of Calgary – is tied for fourth in the league in tackles with 21. He has recorded a sack, a special teams tackle and a fumble recovery this season.

The 6’1” 225 pound linebacker was drafted in the second round, 12th overall in the 2012 CFL Draft.

This is Hurl’s first Player of the Week award in his career.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 16:00
 
CFL Players of the Week - Week 4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 16:13

CFL Players of the Week 2014

Canadian Football League Week #4


TORONTO – Emmanuel Arceneaux, Odell Willis, Brett Maher and Andrew Harris, were named the Canadian Football League Players of the Week for Week 4 of the 2014 Canadian Football League season.

The four players were chosen by a panel of judges including: former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.

CFL Offensive Player of the Week

Emmanuel Arceneaux
WR – B.C. Lions

Montreal Alouettes 5 @ B.C. Lions 41


BC Lions wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux was named the Offensive Player of the Week for Week 4. Arceneaux caught eight receptions for 145 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in the Lions’ 41-5 win over the visiting Montreal Alouettes.

Early in the first quarter, the product of Alcorn State University hauled in a highlight reel 35-yard touchdown to extend the Lions lead to 10. Quarterback Kevin Glenn connected again with Arceneaux in the third with a 10-yard strike; John Beck finished the game at quarterback and paired up with the receiver for a 27-yard touchdown pass.

This season, Arceneaux has recorded 198 receiving yards on 13 receptions – good enough for fifth in the CFL; he sits tied for second in touchdowns with three.

This is Arceneaux’s first Player of the Week award in his career.

CFL Defensive Player of the Week

Odell Willis
DE – Edmonton Eskimos

Edmonton Eskimos 26 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 3


Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Odell Willis was named the Defensive Player of the Week for Week 4. Willis had two tackles, including a sack; he recorded his first career interception and returned it for his first career touchdown in the Eskimos’ 26-3 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The 6’2” 255 lbs lineman from Meridian, Mississippi and standout from West Georgia, is currently tied for second in the CFL with four sacks on the season.

This marks back-to-back weeks that an Edmonton Eskimo defensive lineman has won the Defensive Player of the Week (Almondo Sewell won last week).

This is Willis’s first Player of the Week award in his career.


CFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Brett Maher
K/P – Ottawa REDBLACKS 

Toronto Argonauts 17 @ Ottawa REDBLACKS 18


Ottawa REDBLACKS kicker and punter Brett Maher was named the Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 4. Maher went a perfect 6-for-6 on field goals and scored all his teams points, in their historic first game at TD Place – the franchise’s first ever win – an 18-17 decision over the Toronto Argonauts.

With under a minute to play in the game, Maher hit a 27-yard field goal to give the REDBLACKS the 18-17 lead. Maher also kicked successful field goals from 48, 32, 30, 26 and 22 yards away in the game.

Maher had six punts in the game, averaging over 51 yards per punt, with his longest reaching 57 yards.

Maher, a Kearney, Nebraska native and a product of University of Nebraska, is 9-for-11 kicking field goals this season and is currently tied for fourth in kicking points with 33.

This is Maher’s first season in the CFL and his first Player of the Week award.


CFL Canadian Player of the Week

Andrew Harris
RB – BC Lions

Montreal Alouettes 5 @ B.C. Lions 41


BC Lions running back Andrew Harris was named the Canadian Player of the Week for Week 4. Harris had 12 carries for 72 yards, four receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown, in the Lions 41-5 win over the Alouettes.

Harris a Winnipeg, Manitoba native and Vancouver Island Raiders product, scored his lone touchdown in the game when he caught a John Beck pass and broke a tackle for the 13-yard major.

Harris currently is the league leader in rushing yards with 273 yards, sits third in the league in receiving yards with 245 and is tied for second in the league with three touchdowns.

This is Harris’ second straight Canadian Player of the Week award and the eighth of his career.

 
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