SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – AUGUST

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – AUGUST

Willie Jefferson, Trevor Harris and Dylan Wynn named August’s Shaw CFL Top Performers

TORONTO (August 28, 2019) – Willie Jefferson, Trevor Harris and Dylan Wynn were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Month for August of the CFL’s 2019 season. The Performers of the Month for August includes all appearances from Week 8 to Week 11.

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.

DL | WILLIE JEFFERSON | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Willie Jefferson’s nod as a Shaw CFL Top Performer of the Month makes it two-in-a-row for Winnipeg after Winston Rose took home the honour in July.

The Beaumont, Texas, native’s Week 11 showing saw him collect four tackles, a career-high trio of sacks, a pair of forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a knockdown en route to being named a Performer of the Week.

Jefferson’s productive August included his third-career interception, three forced fumbles to propel him into the league-lead at five (a new career-high), as well as, six sacks to reach a tie for second behind Charleston Hughes (10). At eight sacks on the season through 10 games, he is on pace to surpass his personal best of 10, set in 2018.

QB | TREVOR HARRIS | EDMONTON ESKIMOS

Trevor Harris’ impressive play has garnered him a second monthly honour (June) in addition to being recognized as a Shaw CFL Top Performer in Weeks 1 and 10.

The Esks’ pivot continued his strong play this past month, converting 116-of-163 attempts (71.2%) while accumulating 1,550 yards and six passing touchdowns. He added 17 carries, 58 yards on the ground and his fifth and sixth rushing TDs on the year. Prior to the 2019 campaign, Harris had rushed for three career majors.

Across the four-week stretch, the native of Waldo, Ohio, padded his league-leading 3,481 passing yards and now sits 1,044 yards clear of Mike Reilly (2,437) and is knotted for second in passing TDs (14) alongside McLeod Bethel-Thompson. The primary beneficiaries of his aerial assault have been Ricky Collins (first in receiving yards at 760 and fourth in catches with 50) and Greg Ellingson (fourth at 710 yards and third with 53 receptions).

Harris’ month was highlighted by his first-career game with multiple rushing majors (two in Week 10), as well as, back-to-back 400+ passing yard efforts (Weeks 10-11). He tops the CFL with six games of 300+ passing yards and despite leading the league in pass attempts (401), Harris has only been intercepted on three occasions – lowest among QBs who have more than 75 throws.

DT | DYLAN WYNN | HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

Dylan Wynn is coming off one of the most productive months of his three-year CFL career.

In Week 11, the 26-year-old tallied four defensive tackles and set a new career-high with three sacks as the Ticats registered a 13-10 victory on the road in BC. The Oregon State product’s effort earned him a place among the week’s Top Performers.

Wynn tallied at least one sack each week in August, and his six this past month alone, equalled his previous best for a season established in 2017. His eight sacks on the year have already doubled his career total, and he is tied with Willie Jefferson and teammate Ja’Gared Davis for second in 2019.

At 26 defensive tackles on the year, Wynn is eight shy of his personal best set in 2017.

 

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD

 

Rank

 

Player

 

2019 Points Total

Points Breakdown

1st place points

2nd place points

3rd place points

Fan Choice Points

Monthly Points

1

Trevor Harris

450

100

 50

 

 

300

2

Willie Jefferson

300

100

 

 

 

200

3

Brandon Banks

250

100 

 50

 

 

100

T-4

Winston Rose

200

 

 

 

 

200

T-4

William Stanback

200

100

 

 

 

100

T-6

Charleston Hughes

150

100

 

 

 

50

T-6

Vernon Adams Jr.

150

100

50

 

 

 

8

Cody Fajardo

145

100

 

25 

20

 

T-9

William Powell

110

100

 

 

10

 

T-9

Janarion Grant

110

100

 

 

10

 

T-11

McLeod Bethel-Thompson

100

100

 

 

 

 

T-11

Greg Ellingson

100

100

 

 

 

 

T-11

Dylan Wynn

100

 

50

 

 

50

14

Sean Thomas Erlington

85

 

 

25

10

50

15

C.J. Gable

75

 

50

25

 

 

16

Andrew Harris

70

 

 

50

20

 

17

Matt Nichols

60

 

50

 

10

 

T-18

Dominique Davis

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-18

DeVonte Dedmon

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-18

Tre Roberson

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-18

Eric Rogers

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-18

Jumal Rolle

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-23

Mike Miller

35

 

 

25

10

 

T-23

Reggie Begelton

35

 

 

35

 

 

T-25

Ja’Gared Davis

25

 

 

25

 

 

T-25

Shaq Evans

25

 

 

25

 

 

T-25

Ryan Lankford

25

 

 

25

 

 

T-25

DaVaris Daniels

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)

10

Vernon Adams Jr. (MTL)

Trevor Harris (EDM)

Reggie Begelton (CGY)

11

Willie Jefferson (WPG)

Dylan Wynn (HAM)

DaVaris Daniels (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)

August

Willie Jefferson (WPG)

Trevor Harris (EDM)

Dylan Wynn (HAM)

 

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Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
Lucas Barrett Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Canadian Football League
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