TORONTO (June 28, 2022) – Nathan Rourke, Malik Henry and Willie Jefferson are the Canadian Football League (CFL)’s Top Performers for Week 3 of the 2022 season.
The three players were chosen by a panel of judges made up of Matt Dunigan and Marshall Ferguson of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS, who independently send their selections to the CFL head office.
QB | NATHAN ROURKE | BC LIONS | BC 44 – TOR 3
- Passed for 436 yards, a CFL single-game record for passing yards by a Canadian quarterback.
- Completed 39 of 45 passes (86.7 per cent) including four touchdown passes.
- Accumulated 15 rushing yards on three carries.
- Four receivers had seven or more receptions against the Argonauts.
- This season he’s passed for 748 yards, completed 87.8 per cent of his passes with seven touchdowns to zero interceptions
- BC opens the scoring on the opening possession capped by a 19-yard Bryan Burnham touchdown.
- Rourke finds Rhymes to extend their lead in the second quarter
- Canadian Connection: Jevon Cottoy catches a 29-yard major from Rourke
- Rourke connects with Dominique Rhymes for a 24-yard touchdown
- Rourke sets the single-game passing yards record by a Canadian quarterback
WR | MALIK HENRY | CALGARY STAMPEDERS | CGY 30 – EDM 23
- Caught six passes for 173 yards – both career highs
- Averaged 28.8 yards per reception and had a long catch of 48 yards.
- Scored a 28-yard touchdown to give the Stampeders the 19-17 lead in the third quarter.
- Recorded two 30+ yard receptions and one second down conversion.
- This season he has racked up 12 receptions for 238 yards and two touchdowns.
DL | WILLIE JEFFERSON | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS | WPG 26 – HAM 12
- Recorded three tackles, a sack, and a pick-six
- The sack was his 51st of his career and resulted in a 10-yard loss on the play
- The interception that he returned for 30 yards for a touchdown was his fifth career touchdown and his fourth interception return for a major.
- This season he has recorded six tackles, a sack, and an interception.
2022 CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK
- 1 | Nathan Rourke (BC) | James Butler (BC) | T.J. Lee (BC)
- 2 | Titus Wall (CGY) | Rene Paredes (CGY) | Jamal Morrow (SSK)
- 3 | Nathan Rourke (BC) | Malik Henry (CGY) | Willie Jefferson (WPG)
2022 CFL TOP PERFORMERS – TEAM BREAKDOWN
- BC (4)
- Calgary (3)
- Saskatchewan and Winnipeg (1)