Canadian Football League

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Lumsden wins two Canadian Football League player of the week awards

Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back Jesse Lumsden picked up two CFL awards for his career-high performance in last Thursday's 22-18 loss to the B.C. Lions.
Lumsden, in his first full season with the Ticats after a brief stint in the NFL last year, was honoured Wednesday with awards for being the league's offensive and Canadian player of the week.
Lumsden, a 24-year-old native of Burlington, Ont., collected 158 rushing yards on 11 carries against the Lions.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Charles Roberts was the runner-up for the weekly offensive award, for his 161 total yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 20-18 win over the Montreal Alouettes.
Roberts's teammate, linebacker Barrin Simpson, picked up the weekly defensive award. The perennial all-star had eight tackles and a forced fumble in last week's contest.
Defensive linemen Tom Canada of the Blue Bombers and Fred Perry of the Saskatchewan Roughriders were the runners-up.
Special teams honours went to Roughriders wide receiver Jason Armstead, who ran back a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown in Friday's 21-20 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos.
Armstead edged out Winnipeg linebacker Kyries Hebert, who had four returns for 118 yards.


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