Canadian Football League

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Canadian Football League player of the week awards

Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo is the CFL offensive player of the week after leading the Alouettes to a key victory over the B.C. Lions on Sunday.
Calvillo completed 35 of 49 pass attempts for 435 yards, two interceptions and four touchdowns. His 20-yard TD pass to Dave Stala on the final play of the game gave the Als a 46-44 win. Calvillo also moved into fourth place in career passing yards, passing Matt Dunigan's 43,857 yards. Calvillo now has 44,149.
Lions quarterback Casey Printers and Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Charles Roberts were runners-up for the honour.
Calgary Stampeders linebacker George White captured the defensive award after recording 12 tackles, two special teams tackles and returning an interception 53 yards for a touchdown in a 34-17 win over Hamilton.
Linebackers Tim Strickland of the Alouettes and Thomas Stancil of the Saskatchewan Roughriders were also considered.

Winnipeg's Gavin Walls earned the top lineman honour after recording four tackles and a sack in a 35-32 loss to Toronto.
Eric England or Toronto and Saskatchewan's Scott Schultz were runners-up.
The special teams award went to Edmonton Eskimos kicker Sean Fleming, who had four field goals, punted nine time for 360 yards and had five kickoffs for 301 yards in a 19-18 win over the Roughriders.
Saskatchewan running back Corey Holmes and Winnipeg punter Jon Ryan were also considered.


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