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CFL names players of the week

September 10, 2008 - Canadian Football League (CFL) News Release

Toronto, ON - (September 10, 2008) - Michael Bishop, Cam Wake, Jason Clermont, and Larry Taylor were named the CFL's top players for week #11, the Canadian Football League announced today.

Players of the Week are selected for on-field excellence by members of the Canadian football broadcasters.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

QB - Michael Bishop - Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders 34 - Winnipeg Blue Bombers 31

Highlights / Key Stats:

Michael Bishop led the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a 17 point comeback victory on the road against the arch-rival Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Bishop completed 24 of 30 passes on the day for 370 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed nine times for 56 yards. In the deciding fourth quarter Bishop was 11 of 12 for 196 yards and two touchdowns while rushing five times for an additional 23 yards. Bishop's 370 yards and three touchdowns led the CFL in Week 11.

In two games with Saskatchewan Michael Bishop has completed 34 of 53 passes for 477 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. He has a passer efficiency rating of 104.3. Bishop has added 107 rushing yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.

Runner Up

QB - Anthony Calvillo - Montreal Alouettes

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DE - Cam Wake - B.C. Lions

B.C. Lions 35 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12

Highlights / Key Stats:

Cam Wake had seven tackles including four sacks and a forced fumble in the B.C. Lions decisive victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Ivor Wynne. Wake got to QB Casey Printers four times, three for sacks and once after Printers scrambled for only a one yard gain. Wake also tackled running back Terry Caulley twice and sacked Quinton Porter once. Wake disrupted the passing attack all game long and the Ticats threw for less than 200 yards with no touchdowns and an interception.

Cam Wake has 38 tackles this season with a league leading 13 sacks and two forced fumbles. His 13 sacks almost double the second place total of seven.

- Unanimous Selection -

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

KR/PR - Larry Taylor - Montreal Alouettes

Toronto Argonauts 19 @ Montreal Alouettes 45

Highlights / Key Stats:

Larry Taylor had a CFL high 137 punt return yards in the Alouettes victory over the visiting Toronto Argonauts. Taylor returned a Mike Vanderjagt punt 69 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory.

Larry Taylor has 380 punt return yards and a touchdown on the season as well as 267 kick return yards and 108 missed field goal yards. He has 757 combined yards this season placing him in the top 20 league wide despite only playing in only six games.

Runners Up

K - Luca Congi - Saskatchewan Roughriders

KR/PR - Dominique Dorsey - Toronto Argonauts

CANADIAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK

SB - Jason Clermont - B.C. Lions

B.C. Lions 35 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 12

Highlights / Key Stats:

Jason Clermont had eight catches for a team high 132 yards in the B.C. Lions road victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The eight catches and 132 yards were both season highs for Clermont.

Jason Clermont has 42 catches for 559 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Runners Up

DE - Mike Labinjo - Calgary Stampeders

SB - Ben Cahoon - Montreal Alouettes

Offensive Players of the Week

Player Team Week

Anthony Calvillo Montreal 1

Ricky Ray Edmonton 2

Jarious Jackson B.C. 3

Kerry Joseph Toronto 4

Ryan Dinwiddie Winnipeg 5

Ricky Ray Edmonton 6

Richie Williams Hamilton 7

Avon Cobourne Montreal 8

A.J. Harris Edmonton 9

Ricky Ray Edmonton 10

Michael Bishop Saskatchewan 11

Defensive Players of the Week

Player Team Week

Willie Middlebrooks Toronto 1

Cam Wake B.C. 2

Javier Glatt B.C. 3

Reggie Hunt Montreal 4

Montez Murphy Edmonton 5

Jonathan Brown Toronto 6

Chris Thompson Hamilton 7

Keron Williams Montreal 8

Dario Romero Edmonton 9

Mark Estelle Montreal 10

Cam Wake B.C. 11

Special Teams Players of the Week

Player Team Week

Damon Duval Montreal 1

Dominique Dorsey Toronto 2

Tristan Jackson Edmonton 3

Tristan Jackson Edmonton 4

Ian Smart B.C. 5

Dominique Dorsey Toronto 6

Damon Duval Montreal 7

Dominique Dorsey Toronto 8

Sandro DeAngelis Calgary 9

Dominique Dorsey Toronto 10

Larry Taylor Montreal 11

Canadian Players of the Week

Player Team Week

Mike O'Shea Toronto 1

Jesse Lumsden Hamilton 2

Jesse Lumsden Hamilton 3

Paris Jackson B.C. 4

Paris Jackson B.C. 5

Ben Cahoon Montreal 6

Brent Johnson B.C. 7

Davis Sanchez Montreal 8

Mike Labinjo Calgary 9

Kamau Peterson Edmonton 10

Jason Clermont B.C. 11


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