Canadian Football League

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Canadian Football League players of the week

Running back Jarrett Payton, who scored three touchdowns in the Montreal Alouettes’ 32-14 win over the B.C. Lions, and defensive back Kahlil Carter, who returned an interception for a touchdown in the Toronto Argonauts’ win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, are the CFL players of the week, the league announced Wednesday.
Payton, the son of former NFL great Walter Payton, was a unanimous selection by Canadian football broadcasters as offensive player of the week honours after rushing for 119 yards on a career-high 21 carries as the Alouettes defeated the Lions 32-14 on Sunday. Payton’s efforts helped Montreal bounce back from a 46-14 loss to the Lions a week earlier.
Carter, the defensive player of the week, returned a third-quarter interception 82 yards for a touchdown to help seal the Argonauts’ 35-22 win Saturday over the Ticats. Carter added seven tackles, raising his season total to 23.
Runner-up was his Argos teammate, linebacker Michael Fletcher.
The special teams player of the week was Ticats wide receiver Nate Curry, who fielded seven kickoffs for an average of 27.3 yards against the Argonauts. Curry also added three punt returns for a 9.3 yard average. Curry’s longest return was 60 yards and came on a third-quarter kickoff.
Runner-up was Alouettes kicker/punter Damon Duval.
The Canadian player of the week was Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Kamau Peterson, who six receptions for 117 yards in a 20-17 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Friday.
Runners-up were linebackers Scott Coe of the Stampeders and Kevin Eiben of the Argonauts.


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