Willie Jefferson Named Shaw CFL Top Performer of the Month
WINNIPEG, MB. - The Canadian Football League announced Tuesday that defensive end Willie Jefferson has been named a Shaw CFL Top Performer for the month of August.
Jefferson authored the latest in a series of dominant performances in Week 11, registering three sacks, four tackles, two forced fumbles, two tackles for losses, a pass defending and a fumble recovery in Winnipeg's 34-28 win over Edmonton. Jefferson also batted an Eskimos onside kick out of bounds to give the Bombers possession with 68 seconds remaining in the game, sealing the 34-28 victory.
In the 32-16 victory over the BC Lions in Week 10, Jefferson registered one of seven sacks on the night, but also intercepted Reilly with Winnipeg leading 15-13 and returned it 30 yards to set up the Nichols QB sneak.
Jefferson added another pass knock-down in the Week 9 win over the Calgary Stampeders at home and added two sacks, a forced fumble and a pass knock-down August 1st against the Toronto Argonauts.
Now 8-2 for the first time since 2001, the Bombers are also unbeaten against the West Division at 5-0. The team heads to Saskatchewan Labour Day Classic September 1st, followed by the Banjo Bowl September 7th. Tickets are still available at bluebombers.com/tickets.
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Canadian Football League Stories from August 28, 2019
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- Trevor Harris Named CFL Player of the Month - Edmonton Elks
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