Canadian Football League

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Bombers take Canadian Football League player of the week awards

One veteran member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and one newcomer to the team have earned Rogers Player of the Week honours for Week 16 of the CFL season.
Veteran Bombers slotback Milt Stegall was selected the Rogers CFL Offensive Player of the Week while rookie defensive end Gavin Walls received Rogers CFL Lineman of the Week honours.
Stegall had arguably the best game of his long and illustrious career with the Blue and Gold this past Monday. The classy 11-year veteran snared four passes for 234 yards and four touchdowns in the Bombers' 44-23 win over the B.C. Lions. He is now the only receiver to record two 200-plus yard receiving games as a member of the Blue and Gold.
Stegall currently leads the CFL with 16 touchdowns.
Walls' selection completes the hat trick for the CFL Rookie of the Year candidate. He was likewise honoured in Weeks 4 and 13.
The soft-spoken newcomer was a veritable one-man wrecking crew against the Lions. He recorded four sacks and three defensive tackles in the Bombers' win.
Walls is currently tied for the league-lead in quarterback sacks with 11.
Three other Bombers earned consideration for Rogers Player of the Week for their Week 16 performances against B.C.
Quarterback Kevin Glenn was first runner-up for Offensive Player of the Week. Glenn completed 15 of 24 passes for an amazing 410 yards and five touchdowns.
Meanwhile, centre Aaron Fiacconi was second runner-up for Lineman of the Week while linebacker Neil McKinlay was second runner-up for Special Teams Player of the Week.


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