Canadian Football League

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Canadian Football League player of the week awards

Anthony Calvillo was named the CFL's offensive player of the week on Wednesday.

The veteran quarterback completed 30 of 44 passes for a season-high 354 yards and one touchdown to lead the Montreal Alouettes to a convincing 27-9 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at home on Saturday.
Montreal put together a 14-play drive that concluded with Calvillo's 15-yard touchdown toss to Elijah Thurmon with five seconds left in the half.
Calvillo has nine touchdown passes this season.
The Alouettes have often squandered strong first-half performances this season, allowing opponents to creep back into the game. While Montreal didn't score much in the second half, its defence stifled the opposition on Saturday night.
"The difference today was our defence," Calvillo told CBC Sports. "Offensively, we still didn't do enough to put this team away in that third quarter. We're going to continue to work on that."
Winnipeg Blue Bombers safety Kyries Hebert was named the defensive player of the week.
Hebert recorded two sacks on back-to-back plays for a total loss of 15 yards and finished with four tackles in Winnipeg's 15-13 win over the Toronto Argonauts at home last Friday.
Hebert has four sacks on the season.
Tiger-Cats kicker Nick Setta won the special teams player award after connecting on all three of his field goal attempts against the Alouettes. Setta also punted seven times for an average of 43.7 yards.
Alouettes defensive end Alain Kashama was voted the top Canadian of the week.
Kashama recorded two tackles, including one sack for a nine yard loss, as the Alouettes defence held the Ticats to just nine points. Kashama has three sacks and 12 tackles this season.


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