Canadian Football League

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Canadian Football League players of the week

Quarterback Danny McManus, who led the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to their first win of the season, was named the CFL's offensive player of the week Tuesday.
McManus, making his first start in four games, completed 20-of-29 passes for 440 yards and three touchdowns as Hamilton (1-9) defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 41-39.
Quarterback Rick Ray and receiver Jason Tucker, both of the Edmonton Eskimos, were finalists for the award.
Defensive back Thomas Stancil captured top defensive player honours. Stancil had seven tackles, an interception and sack in Saskatchewan's 19-15 loss to the unbeaten B.C. Lions.
Montreal's Duane Butler and Edmonton's Malcolm Frank were also considered.
B.C.'s Tyrone Williams was named the lineman of the week. Williams registered three tackles and a sack against Saskatchewan as the Lions (9-0) remained the CFL's only unbeaten club.
Saskatchewan's Fred Perry and Edmonton's Steve Charbonneau were finalists.
Toronto's Bashir Levingston captured special-teams player honours. Levingston returned a punt 109 yards for a touchdown and took a missed field goal 111 yards for another TD as the Argos defeated Calgary 25-16. Levingston finished the contest with 345 total return yards (151 yards on five punt returns, 142 yards on two missed field goals and two kickoffs for 52 yards).
Edmonton's A.J. Gass and Montreal's Jeff Piercy also garnered consideration.


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