CFL Players of the Week - Week 15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Dykstra   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 15:56

CFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 2014

Canadian Football League Week #15


TORONTO - Jonathan Williams, Shawn Lemon, Swayze Waters and Justin Capicciotti were named the Canadian Football League Players of the Week for Week 15 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

Jonathan Williams 
RB - Ottawa REDBLACKS

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20 @ Ottawa REDBLACKS 42

Ottawa REDBLACKS running back Jonathan Williams was named the Offensive Player of the Week for Week 15. Williams gathered 229 yards from scrimmage and scored a pair of touchdowns in the Ottawa REDBLACKS' 42-20 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

In Williams' second game with Ottawa, the Smithfield, North Carolina native rushed the ball on 21 occasions, accumulating 180 yards. He registered a career-long 53-yard run for a major and then notched his second touchdown of the game on a two-yard plunge late in the contest.

The product of East Carolina University caught a pair of passes for 49 yards, including a career-high 35-yard grab.

With starting running back Chevon Walker on the six-game injured list, Williams will be relied upon heavily in the coming weeks. In two games this season he has amassed 239 rushing yards - averaging 7.2 yards per carry - and has scored a trio of touchdowns.

This is Williams' first career Player of the Week honour.


CFL Defensive Player of the Week

Shawn Lemon
DL - Calgary Stampeders

Calgary Stampeders 31 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 24

Calgary Stampeders defensive lineman Shawn Lemon was named the Defensive Player of the Week for Week 15. Lemon was a defensive force for the Stampeders, recording a pair of sacks and forcing a fumble as Calgary won on the road with a 31-24 decision over the Roughriders.

The former Akron Zip's sack of Seth Doege in the opening quarter forced a fumble and sent the Riders back 16 yards. On the final play of the game, Lemon sacked his second Saskatchewan quarterback of the day in Tino Sunseri to preserve the victory.

The native of Waldorf, Maryland is currently tied for the Stampeders' lead in sacks with eight and also has 23 tackles and one interception on the season.

This is the first Player of the Week award of Lemon's four-year career.


CFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Swayze Waters
K/P - Toronto Argonauts

Edmonton Eskimos 32 @ Toronto Argonauts 33

Toronto Argonauts kicker Swayze Waters was named the Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 15. Waters successfully kicked a career-high six field goals and accounted for 21 of Toronto's 33 points in the home side's narrow 33-32 victory over the visiting Eskimos.

Waters notched field goals from 47, 45, 38, 28, 37 and 13 yards away.

With the Argos' offence operating efficiently, Waters only needed to punt the ball once - a 47-yard effort that resulted in Edmonton starting their drive deep in their own zone on the five yard line.

The former University of Birmingham at Alabama standout has hit 89 per cent of his field goals (33-of-37) this season. He owns the highest punting average in the CFL (49 yards per punt) and is the league-leader in kicking points with 139.

This is the second Special Teams Player of the Week award of Waters' career with his first coming in Week 19 of the 2012 campaign.


CFL Canadian Player of the Week 

Justin Capicciotti
DL - Ottawa REDBLACKS

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20 @ Ottawa REDBLACKS 42

Ottawa REDBLACKS defensive lineman Justin Capicciotti was named the Canadian Player of the Week for Week 15. Capicciotti recorded a career-high two sacks and added a tackle as the REDBLACKS defeated the visiting Blue Bombers 42-20 to register their second win at TD Place.

In his third season, the former Simon Fraser University player was able to track down Winnipeg quarterback Drew Willy twice: once in the second quarter and again in the fourth.

Capicciotti, a second-round pick in the 2012 CFL Draft, is having a banner year. His new career-high of seven sacks leads Ottawa and his 36 tackles on the year is a new personal-best.

This is the Toronto, Ontario native's first career CFL Player of the Week honour.

 
PLAYER DISCIPLINE - WEEK #14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 October 2014 18:30

PLAYER DISCIPLINE - WEEK #14


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

Saskatchewan Roughrider defensive back Macho Harris for an illegal and dangerous hit on an opponent in which he led with his helmet during last Friday night's game against the Edmonton Eskimos.

Roughrider offensive lineman Dominic Picard for an illegal peel back block against an opponent during last Friday night's game against the Eskimos.

BC Lions running back Rolly Lumbala for punching an opponent during last Saturday's game against the Calgary Stampeders.

Ottawa REDBLACKS defensive lineman Kalonji Kashama for an illegal and dangerous hit on a quarterback in which he led with his helmet during Week 13's game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday, September 21.

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

 
IMAGINE DRAGONS TO ROCK CANADA'S BIGGEST STAGE AT THE 102ND GREY CUP PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 October 2014 18:27

IMAGINE DRAGONS TO ROCK CANADA'S BIGGEST STAGE AT THE 102ND GREY CUP

Grammy Award Winners were Rolling Stone's "biggest breakout of the year"


TORONTO - The Canadian Football League is excited to announce that Imagine Dragons will rock the half-time show of the 102nd Grey Cup this November 30th at B.C. Place in Vancouver.

"This is a dynamic young band that reflects today's CFL and the excitement that has always surrounded our biggest game and Canada's biggest party, the Grey Cup," said Sara Moore, the CFL's Vice-President of Marketing and Events. "The millions who saw Imagine Dragons steal the show at this year's Grammy Awards, where they won a Grammy for best rock performance, will know how exciting it is that they will command Canada's biggest stage."

Imagine Dragons' debut full length studio album Night Visions, released in 2012 on Universal Music Canada, has been certified 3X platinum in Canada. The album has been propelled by the amazing success of the 2X platinum selling single "It's Time", the 7X platinum follow-up "Radioactive" and the 5X platinum "Demons". Rolling Stone proclaimed Imagine Dragons "the biggest breakout of the year" and Entertainment Weekly called 2013 the "Year of the Dragons."

"We're thrilled to be coming to the Grey Cup to entertain CFL fans in Vancouver and right across Canada," said the Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds (vocals). "Canada has supported us from the beginning so it's always exciting to go back."

Based in Las Vegas, Imagine Dragons also includes Wayne Sermon (guitar), Ben McKee (bass) and Daniel Platzman (drums).

The Grey Cup, the championship game of the Canadian Football League, is often the most watched television event of any kind in Canada.

To be broadcast live this year at 6 p.m. ET on TSN and RDS in Canada, and ESPN2 in the United States, it is far and away the largest single day sporting event in the country.

 
CFL and eLUXE Partner to Present #MyGreyCup Collection PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 October 2014 18:28

CFL and eLUXE Partner to Present #MyGreyCup Collection


TORONTO - Global etailer, eLUXE, announces today an exciting partnership with the iconic Canadian Football League (CFL).  This exciting Connected Collection, #MyGreyCup will call on Canadian style influencers to promote Grey Cup specific designs leading up to the 102nd  Grey Cup being played in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 30, 2014.

#MyGreyCup merges a female focused audience with one of Canada's largest sporting events boasting no less than a 40 per cent female viewership. eLUXE has chosen lifestyle influencers that are style mavens in their own markets. Confirmed #MyGreyCup program ambassadors include: Toronto based Kate McKenna, Segment Host of CFL for TSN and Producer on CTV's The Social, Ottawa based Grace Odumo, Editor in Chief of 613Style.com, British Columbia Interior based Stephanie Koch of inherited-jeans.blogspot.ca, Edmonton based Kira Paran of NorthernStyleExposure.com and Edmonton based Vickie Laliotis of adventuresinfashion.ca.

The collection, #MyGreyCup, will consist of 6-8 designs on chic and easy to wear products produced in North America such as feminine tees, sweatshirts, totes, ponchos and silver jewelry. Each piece will be under $100 and sold exclusively on eLUXE.com.

"CFL for eLUXE will celebrate the intersection of women and Football, and what better event to do this around but the 102nd Grey Cup in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver." Duke McKenzie, CEO eLUXE

"Today's CFL is all about being modern and finding new and innovative ways to connect with fans," said Sara Moore, Vice President of Marketing for the CFL. "We have millions of female fans, and partnering with eLUXE allows us to provide them with exciting new products while also reaching potential new customers."

 
102ND GREY CUP PLAYOFF SCENARIOS PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 October 2014 18:26

102ND GREY CUP PLAYOFF SCENARIOS


West Division:

Winnipeg Loss OR Calgary Win = Calgary clinches playoff berth

 
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