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Janarion Grant, Brandon Banks and CJ Gable named Shaw CFL Top Performers

August 13, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) News Release

TORONTO - Janarion Grant, Brandon Banks and C.J. Gable were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 9 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.

REC | JANARION GRANT | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Janarion Grant had an unforgettable first CFL game in Thursday night's first-place West Division showdown against the Calgary Stampeders.

On Grant's second touch in the CFL, he returned a Rob Maver punt 76 yards for a touchdown to give the Bombers an early 9-0 lead. The Rutgers product found the end zone again in the second quarter, returning a Maver punt 83 yards to retake the lead, 19-14.

Grant became the first Winnipeg player to notch two punt returns for touchdowns in the same game, and only the 8th player in league history to manage the feat.

The Fort Trilby, Fla., native tallied 306 all-purpose yards in his debut, returning seven punts for 222 yards (31.7 yards per punt return) and four kickoffs for 84 yards (21 yards per kickoff return).

REC | BRANDON BANKS | HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

Brandon Banks' last-minute touchdown completed a thrilling come-from-behind 35-34 victory over the visiting BC Lions. Banks totalled nine receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns as Hamilton emerged victorious in this year's Hall of Fame game.

The Kansas State alum scored his first major of the day on the Tiger-Cats' opening possession. Dane Evans capped a five-play, 67-yard drive by finding Banks for his fifth receiving touchdown of the season from 32 yards out. Hamilton elected to go for two-points and Banks caught the convert to put Hamilton ahead 8-0.

With 1:02 remaining in the game, Evans found Banks from 23 yards out for his second touchdown to tie the game 34-34, before a successful convert sealed the win.

The performance marked Banks' third 100+ yard showing of the season and the 18th of his career.

This season, Banks leads all receivers with 51 receptions, 691 yards and a total of eight touchdowns (five receiving, two missed field goal returns and one rushing).

RB | C.J. GABLE | EDMONTON ESKIMOS

Edmonton's C.J. Gable accumulated 150 yards from scrimmage and scored twice to lead the Eskimos over Ottawa 16-12. He rushed the ball 18 times for 116 yards (6.4 yards per carry) and added four receptions for 34 yards against the REDBLACKS.

After three first downs on Edmonton's first possession of the game, Trevor Harris handed off the ball to Gable who busted through the middle to score from 28 yards out. The run capped an eight-play drive and gave the Esks an early 6-0 advantage.

The eight-year vet scored his second major of the game - a two-yard rush midway through the fourth quarter - to win the game for the home side.

This season, Gable has totals of 591 rushing yards (third-most in the CFL), 163 receiving yards and three majors.

Shaw Fans' Choice of the Week!

Cody Fajardo won Week 8 of Shaw Fans' Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD - - - - - - -

Rank Player 2019 Points Total Points Breakdown

1stplace points 2ndplace points 3rdplace points Fan Choice Points Monthly Points

1 Trevor Harris 300 100 - - - 200

2 Brandon Banks 250 100 50 - - 100

T-3 Winston Rose 200 - - - - 200

T-3 William Stanback 200 100 - - - 100

5 Charleston Hughes 150 100 - - - 50

6 Cody Fajardo 145 100 - 25 20 -

7 William Powell 110 100 - - 10 -

T-8 McLeod Bethel-Thompson 100 100 - - - -

T-8 Greg Ellingson 100 100 - - - -

T-8 Janarion Grant 100 100 - - - -

11 Sean Thomas Erlington 85 - - 25 10 50

12 C.J. Gable 75 - 50 25 - -

13 Andrew Harris 70 - - 50 20 -

14 Matt Nichols 60 - 50 - 10 -

T-15 Vernon Adams 50 - 50 - - -

T-15 Dominique Davis 50 - 50 - - -

T-15 DeVonte Dedmon 50 - 50 - - -

T-15 Tre Roberson 50 - 50 - - -

T-15 Eric Rogers 50 - 50 - - -

T-15 Jumal Rolle 50 - 50 - - -

21 Mike Miller 35 - - 25 10 -

T-22 Ja'Gared Davis 25 - - 25 - -

T-22 Shaq Evans 25 - - 25 - -

T-22 Ryan Lankford 25 - - 25 - -

2019 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK - - - - - - -

Week 1st 2nd 3rd - - - -

1 Trevor Harris (EDM) C.J. 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) - - - -

6 Charleston Hughes (SSK) Matt Nichols (WPG) Shaq Evans (SSK) - - - -

7 William Powell (SSK) Jumal Rolle (HAM) Ryan Lankford (BC) - - - -

8 McLeod Bethel-Thompson (TOR) DeVonte Dedmon (OTT) Cody Fajardo (SSK) - - - -

9 Janarion Grant (WPG) Brandon Banks (HAM) C.J. Gable (EDM) - - - -

2019 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH - - - - - - -

Month 1st 2nd 3rd - - - -

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

July Winston Rose (WPG) William Stanback (MTL) Charleston Hughes (SSK) - - - -


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