SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – OCTOBER

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – OCTOBER

Nichols, Bighill and Trevor Harris named Shaw CFL Top Performers

Thursday, November 1, 2018 — TORONTO (November 1st, 2018) – Matt Nichols, Adam Bighill and Trevor Harris were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Month for October of the CFL’s 2018 season.

Performer of the Month for October includes all appearances from Week 17 through Week 20.

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.

QB | MATT NICHOLS | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Quarterback Matt Nichols led the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to three victories this month, winning all of their games in October to secure a playoff berth; they’ll play on the road in the Western Semi-Final on November 11th.

Nichols completed 70.1% of his passes for 778 yards and six touchdowns in October, including three in the October 5th contest against the Ottawa REDBLACKS. He didn’t throw a singleinterception all month.

He threw for a season-high 358 yards last week against the Calgary Stampeders, throwing an average 10.8 yards per pass. Under Nichols’ leadership, the Blue Bombers are currently on a five-game win streak.

Nichols has 3,146 passing yards this season in 14 starts, fifth among all CFL quarterbacks. He has 18 passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. He was named a Shaw CFL Top Performer of the Week for Week 20.

LB | ADAM BIGHILL | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Linebacker Adam Bighill helped the Blue Bombers continue their end-of-season winning streak in October.

Bighill secured the third season of 100+ tackles of his career (2015, 2016 and 2018). He laid out 18 tackles in October’s three games, including three quarterback sacks.

He also forced three fumbles last month, helping the Blue Bombers capitalize on offence and keep their momentum. He collected one forced fumble in each October game to bring his 2018 total to four, good to lead all defensive players.

Bighill is third overall in the CFL with 104 defensive tackles. He also has four sacks, two interceptions, one touchdown and one special teams tackle. He was named a Shaw CFL Top Performer of the Week for Weeks 4, 9 and 18.

QB | TREVOR HARRIS | OTTAWA REDBLACKS

Trevor Harris had two games of 300+ passing yards in October. He also scored eight passing touchdowns and threw just one interception to lead the Ottawa REDBLACKS to two wins last month and their third East Division title in four years.

Week 20’s game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats helped Harris elevate his total passing yards to 1248 in October, achieving his first career season of 5000+ yards. He also threw three touchdown passes in the contest – he also threw three TDs during the REDBLACKS’ Week 17 game against Winnipeg, a game Ottawa lost in overtime.

Harris is first in the league with 431 completions in 615 attempts. He also ranks third with 5,116 yards and fourth in touchdowns with 22. Three of his receivers – Brad Sinopoli, Greg Ellingson and Diontae Spencer – are in the top seven in receiving yards.

Harris was named a Shaw CFL Top Performer of the Week for Weeks 6, 9 and 19.

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD

 

Rank

 

Player

 

2018 Points Total

Points Breakdown

1st place points

2nd place points

3rd place points

Fan Choice Points

Monthly Points

1

Mike Reilly

625

300

50

25

-

250

2

Jeremiah Masoli

435

-

100

25

10

200

3

Adam Bighill

380

200

50

-

30

100

4

Andrew Harris

345

100

-

25

20

200

T-5

Kamar Jorden

300

-

100

-

-

200

T-5

Matt Nichols

300

100

-

-

-

200

T-5

Duke Williams

300

100

50

-

-

150

T-8

Charleston Hughes

210

100

-

-

10

100

T-8

Bo Levi Mitchell

210

200

-

-

10

-

T-8

Lewis Ward

210

100

50

-

10

50

T-11

Trevor Harris

200

100

-

50

-

50

T-11

William Powell

200

100

-

-

-

100

13

Zach Collaros

160

100

50

-

10

-

14

Brad Sinopoli

150

-

100

-

-

50

15

Brandon Banks

145

100

-

25

20

-

16

McLeod Bethel-Thompson

110

100

-

-

10

-

T-17

CJ Gable

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-17

Willie Jefferson

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-17

DeVier Posey

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-20

Kevin Fogg

60

-

50

-

10

-

T-20

Chris Streveler

60

-

50

-

10

-

T-22

Davon Coleman

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Jonathon Jennings

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Travis Lulay

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Nick Marshall

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Bryant Mitchell

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Anthony Orange

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-22

Diontae Spencer

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-29

Reggie Begelton

35

-

-

23

10

-

T-29

Micah Johnson

35

-

-

25

10

-

T-29

Jovan Santos-Knox

35

-

-

25

10

-

T-29

Jordan Williams-Lambert

35

-

-

25

10

-

T-33

Boris Bede

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

John Bowman

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Bryan Burnham

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Ja’Gared Davis

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

SJ Green

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Chris Rainey

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Luke Tasker

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Don Unamba

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Derel Walker

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

James Wilder Jr.

25

-

-

25

-

-

 

2018 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK

Week

1st

2nd

3rd

1

Charleston Hughes (SSK)*

Mike Reilly (EDM)

Derel Walker (EDM)

2

Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY)

Chris Streveler (WPG)*

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)

3

CJ Gable (EDM)

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)*

Boris Bede (MTL)

4

Adam Bighill (WPG)*

Brad Sinopoli (OTT)

James Wilder Jr. (TOR)

5

D’haquille Williams (EDM)

Travis Lulay (BC)

Micah Johnson (CGY)*

6

Andrew Harris (WPG)*

Brad Sinopoli (OTT)

Trevor Harris (OTT)

7

Mike Reilly (EDM)

Lewis Ward (OTT)

Jovan Santos-Knox (WPG)*

8

McLeod Bethel-Thompson (TOR)*

Kamar Jorden (CGY)

SJ Green (TOR)

9

Trevor Harris (OTT)

Adam Bighill (WPG)*

Chris Rainey (BC)

10

Mike Reilly (EDM)

Nick Marshall (SSK)

Jordan Williams-Lambert (SSK)*

11

Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY)*

Kamar Jorden (CGY)

Ja’Gared Davis (CGY)

12

Brandon Banks (HAM)*

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)

Luke Tasker (HAM)

13

Mike Reilly (EDM)

D’haquille Williams (EDM)

Brandon Banks (HAM)*

14

William Powell (OTT)

Anthony Orange (BC)

Reggie Begelton (CGY)*

15

Lewis Ward (OTT)*

Jonathon Jennings (BC)

Bryan Burnham (BC)

16

Zach Collaros (SSK)

Kevin Fogg (WPG)*

Don Unamba (HAM)

17

Willie Jefferson (SSK)

Davon Coleman (BC)

Andrew Harris (WPG)*

18

Adam Bighill (WPG)*

Bryant Mitchell (EDM)

Mike Reilly (EDM)

19

DeVier Posey (BC)

Zach Collaros (SSK)*

Trevor Harris (OTT)

20

Matt Nichols (WPG)

Diontae Spencer (OTT)

John Bowman (MTL)

 

2018 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH

Month

1st

2nd

3rd

June

Mike Reilly (EDM)

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)

D’haquille Williams (EDM)

July

Andrew Harris (WPG)

D’haquille Williams (EDM)

Brad Sinopoli (OTT)

August

Kamar Jorden (CGY)

Charleston Hughes (SSK)

Mike Reilly (EDM)

September

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)

William Powell (OTT)

Lewis Ward (OTT)

October

Matt Nichols (WPG)

Adam Bighill (WPG)

Trevor Harris (OTT)

 

Clare Hutchinson Communications Coordinator at Canadian Football League