Canadian Football League

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Canadian Football League players of the week

Montreal running back Jarrett Payton is the CFL's offensive player of the week after leading the Alouettes to a 30-18 win over the Calgary Stampeders in just his third game in the league.
Payton rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries last week. His performance included a 35-yard run in the second quarter that was capped by an eight-yard score.
Als quarterback Anthony Calvillo was also considered for the honour.
Montreal slotback Ben Cahoon was named Canadian player of the week after catching nine passes for a season-high 140 yards and scoring his first two touchdowns of the year in the Als win. He was a unanimous selection for the award.
Linebacker Reggie Hunt of the Saskatchewan Roughriders earned the defensive award after recording 10 tackles, including one for a loss of five yards, in a 24-13 win over the Toronto Argonauts.
Hunt's teammate Maurice Lloyd and Edmonton Eskimos lineman Ron Warner were the defensive runners-up.

B.C. Lions kick returner Ian Smart is the special teams player of the week after he returned six kickoffs for 138 yards and six punt returns for 46 yards in a 22-21 loss to Winnipeg.
Bombers kicker/punter Rob Pikula and safety Kyries Herbert were also up for the award.


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