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Brandon Banks, Vernon Adams Jr. and Andrew Harris named Shaw CFL Top Performers

July 16, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) News Release

TORONTO - Brandon Banks, Vernon Adams Jr. and Andrew Harris were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 5 of the CFL's 2019 season.

The three players were chosen by a panel of judges who independently send their selections to the CFL head office. The panel includes former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.


Brandon Banks scored a trio of touchdowns to help the Tiger-Cats defeat the Stampeders 30-23 at Tim Hortons Field on Saturday.

Banks recorded nine receptions for 86 yards and two touchdowns, while adding a key 115-yard missed field goal return for a touchdown to help Hamilton tie the game with a two-point convert towards the end of the second quarter.

The return gives the Kansas State alum 13 career return touchdowns, includingfive missed field goal return majors.

The Garner, North Carolina native scored his first receiving touchdown to break a 16-16 tie in the fourth quarter. Jeremiah Masoli found Banks wide open in the endzone from 22 yards out. With under three minutes left in the game, Banks once again broke a tie when Masoli found him in the endzone to give Hamilton the lead that they would not relinquish.

Banks also added a two-point convert reception in the game.

This season Banks leads the league with 36 receptions and with 506 receiving yards.


Montreal pivot, Vernon Adams Jr. had a career game in the Alouettes second straight victory on Saturday over the Ottawa REDBLACKS, 36-19.

The former Oregon Duck set a new benchmark by passing for 327 yards, completed 23 of 30 passes and scored four touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing).

Adams first passing touchdown came in the third quarter where he rolled out and found a wide-open Quan Bray for the 75-yard touchdown pass to give the Alouettes a 15-12 lead.

His second touchdown pass capped a 10-play drive with a six-yard touchdown pass to Jake Wieneke in traffic, and Bede added the extra point to give Montreal a 22-12 lead near the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Adams added a pair of rushing touchdowns including a highlight reel run from 12-yards out and a one-yard plunge.

Adams has started three games this season and has gone 2-1.


Blue Bombers running back collected 123 all-purpose yards and scored a touchdown to help Winnipeg improve to 4-0 on the season after defeating the Argonauts 48-21.

On the ground Harris carried the rock 14 times for 116 rushing yards (8.3 yards per carry) which was the second time this season he surpassed the century mark.

The Winnipeg native also added five receptions for seven yards including a four-yard touchdown catch early in the first quarter.

On the season Harris has racked up 378 rushing yards, 101 receiving yards and two majors this season.

Shaw Fans' Choice of the Week!

Mike Miller won Week 4 of Shaw Fans' Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.


Rank Player 2019 Points Total Points Breakdown

1st place points 2nd place points 3rd place points Fan Choice Points Monthly Points

1 Trevor Harris 300 100 200

2 Brandon Banks 200 100 100

3 Cody Fajardo 110 100 10

T-4 Greg Ellingson 100 100

T-4 William Stanback 100 100

6 Sean Thomas Erlington 85 25 10 50

7 Andrew Harris 60 50 10

T-8 Vernon Adams 50 50

T-8 Dominique Davis 50 50

T-8 CJ Gable 50 50

T-8 Tre Roberson 50 50

T-8 Eric Rogers 50 50

13 Mike Miller 35 25 10

14 Ja'Gared Davis 25 25


Week 1st 2nd 3rd

1 Trevor Harris (EDM) CJ Gable (EDM) Andrew Harris (WPG)

2 Greg Ellingson (EDM) Dominique Davis (OTT) Sean Thomas Erlington (HAM)

3 Cody Fajardo (SSK) Eric Rogers (CGY) Ja'Gared Davis (HAM)

4 William Stanback (MTL) Tre Roberson (CGY) Mike Miller (WPG)

5 Brandon Banks (HAM) Vernon Adams Jr. (MTL) Andrew Harris (WPG)


Month 1st 2nd 3rd

June Trevor Harris (EDM) Brandon Banks (HAM) Sean Thomas Erlington (HAM)

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