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Argos Bethel-Thompson Named CFL's Top Performer for Week 8

August 6, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Toronto Argonauts News Release

TORONTO - The Canadian Football League announced today that Argos quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson has been named Top Performer for Week 8.

Bethel-Thompson, 31, completed 37-of-49 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Double Blue to a victory over Winnipeg last Thursday night, a game Toronto trailed by 20 points in the first half. With 1:41 left on the clock and the Argos down six, the former Sacramento State Hornet led the Argos 72 yards completing 7-of-8 passes including an 11-yard touchdown pass to S.J. Green with 13 seconds left to tie the game. The 6'4, 220-pound QB also led Toronto in rushing with five carries for 44 yards. In seven games this season including five starts Bethel-Thompson has thrown for 1,592 yards (fourth best in the CFL) and 10 touchdowns (tied for second in the league).

Ottawa's Devonte Dedmon and Saskatchewan's Cody Fajardo were also named CFL Top Performers for Week 8 (second and third respectively).

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