Canadian Football League

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Canadian Football League players of the week

B.C. Lions quarterback Dave Dickenson and Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive back LaDouphyous McCalla were handed CFL player of the week honours Tuesday for their performances in Week 1 of the season.
Dickenson, fully recovered from last year's left-knee surgery, was named the CFL's offensive player of the week after leading the Lions to a season-opening 27-20 win over the Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts last Saturday.
Quarterback Dave Dickenson led theB.C. Lions to victory last Saturday and was awarded with the CFL's offensive player of the week award. (CP File Photo) Dickenson, who resumed the No. 1 quarterback role from the league's most outstanding player last season, Casey Printers, completed 22-of-28 passes for 260 yards and one touchdown in the victory.

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Nealon Greene and Edmonton Eskimos pivot Ricky Ray were also considered for the award.
McCalla had one interception, two tackles and knocked down two passes in Saskatchewan's 42-15 win over Winnipeg last Saturday.
Edmonton Eskimos linebacker/safety Steven Marsh and Argos linebacker Kevin Eiben were also considered for the honour.
Edmonton defensive end Rashad Jeanty captured the league's lineman of the week award for his dominating performance against the Ottawa Renegades last Friday.
In the 41-16 Eskimos win, Jeanty had one special teams tackle, one fumble recovery and three quarterback sacks. The six-foot-three-inch, 230-pound Jeanty beat out Edmonton teammate Cedric Scott and Ottawa's Kai Ellis for the honour.
Roughriders running back Corey Holmes picked up the special teams player of the week.
Holmes returned a kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown and finished with 308 combined yards in the Roughriders victory over the Blue Bombers on Saturday


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