Canadian Football League

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Canadian Football League player of the week awards

Montreal Alouettes running back Eric Lapointe has been named the CFL's offensive player of the week and Edmonton Eskimos defensive back Steven Marsh earned the nod for top defensive player.
Edmonton's Charles Alston was chosen best lineman and Alouettes kicker Damon Duval was picked for the special teams award.
Edmonton and Montreal meet in the Grey Cup Sunday in Vancouver (CBC, 6 p.m. ET).
Lapointe carried the ball 15 times for 112 yards and three touchdowns in 33-17 win Sunday in the East final against the Toronto Argonauts.
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Edmonton quarterback Jason Maas and Argos slotback Robert Baker were also considered for the offensive award.

Marsh had two individual tackles and one interception in the fourth quarter which led to Edmonton's game-winning touchdown Sunday in a 28-23 win over B.C. in the West final.
Esks teammate Keyuo Craver and Montreal defensive back Reggie Durden were also in the running for defensive honours.
Alston, a defensive lineman, contributed seven tackles, one sack and one pass knockdown to Edmonton's victory. He was chosen ahead of Montreal offensive lineman Bryan Chiu and Edmonton defensive lineman Joe Montford.
Duval kicked four field goals from 27, 20, 48, and 40 yards on five attempts for Montreal and kicked three converts for a total of 15 points. He added 545 yards on eight kickoffs and 222 yards on six punts.
Edmonton kicker Sean Fleming and Argonauts wide receiver Arland Bruce received consideration for the award.


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