SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – WEEK 16

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – WEEK 16

Simoni Lawrence, Cody Fajardo and Dane Evans named Shaw CFL Top Performers

TORONTO (October 1, 2019) – Simoni Lawrence, Cody Fajardo and Dane Evans were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 16 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 Ford of TSN and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.

LB | SIMONI LAWRENCE | HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

Hamilton’s star linebacker Simoni Lawrence re-wrote the CFL history books in the Tiger-Cats’ 33-13 victory in Winnipeg on Friday night. Lawrence recorded a CFL-record 17 defensive tackles to surpass former Roughrider Reggie Hunt’s 16 set in 2003.

Lawrence notched five tackles included a tackle for a loss in the first half, before he exploded with a dozen more and a pass knockdown while smothering the Winnipeg offence. His record-setting tackle came with 46 seconds remaining and Kenny Lawler falling victim to his defensive prowess.

With his historic outing, Lawrence now sits second in the league with 78 tackles – one shy of Cory Greenwood. The native of Upper Darby, Pa., also has four sacks and two interceptions on the season.

QB | CODY FAJARDO | SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

Saskatchewan quarterback Cody Fajardo led the way in a 41-16 road victory in Toronto as the team booked its ticket into the 107th Grey Cup playoffs. The Nevada alum completed 23-of-27 passes (85%) for 278 yards and a trio of touchdowns, while adding 80 yards on the ground and a rushing major.

Midway through the second, Fajardo found Kyran Moore who dodged several tackles before reaching the endzone for a 28-yard major. A stellar second half saw the Brea, Calif., native connect with Shaq Evans for another touchdown before he called his own number and scampered in from eight yards out to make it 23 straight points for the visitors. Fajardo ended his day by finding Emmanuel Arceneaux in stride for a 55-yard touchdown.

This season, Fajardo has accumulated 3,140 passing yards with a 72% completion rate and 23 touchdowns (13 pass, 10 rush). He has now been recognized as a Shaw CFL Top Performer on three occasions, including nods in Weeks 3 and 8.

QB | DANE EVANS | HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

Tiger-Cats pivot Dane Evans was 25-for-32 (78%) while passing for 359 yards and three touchdowns as Hamilton registered a 33-13 victory in Winnipeg. It was the Tulsa product’s fourth consecutive game passing for 300+ yards, and his fifth of the 2019 campaign.

After falling behind 7-0 early in the contest, Evans connected with Bralon Addison for an 8-yard score to kickstart the Hamilton offence – it would be the first of 24 straight points for the visiting side, including a 10-yard strike to Brandon Banks midway through the second frame. Evans went on to total 308 passing yards in the first half.

The native of Sanger, Texas, wrapped up Hamilton’s 11th victory of the year by finding Tyrell Sutton for an 8-yard TD in the fourth quarter – his first as a member of the Tiger-Cats. It also marked Evans’ second game-in-a-row with a trio of passing majors.

Evans’ breakout season now includes 2,646 yards through the air on 70% passing. He has 14 touchdown passes, while rushing for three more. This is his second weekly honour in addition to a Week 12 selection.

Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week!

Andrew Harris won Week 15 of Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points. 

 

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

335

100

 

 25

 10

200

T-3

Brandon Banks

250

100 

 50

 

 

100

T-3

Vernon Adams Jr.

250

200

50

 

 

 

T-5

Winston Rose

200

 

 

 

 

200

T-5

William Stanback

200

100

 

 

 

100

7

Cody Fajardo

195

100

50

25

20

 

T-8

Charleston Hughes

150

100

 

 

 

50

T-8

Tre Roberson

150

100

50

 

 

 

10

William Powell

145

100

 

25

20

 

11

Dane Evans

135

100

 

25

10

 

T-12

Janarion Grant

110

100

 

 

10

 

T-12

Chris Streveler

110

100

 

 

10

 

14

Andrew Harris

105

 

 

75

30

 

T-15

McLeod Bethel-Thompson

100

100

 

 

 

 

T-15

Greg Ellingson

100

100

 

 

 

 

T-15

Simoni Lawrence

100

100

 

 

 

 

T-15

Eric Rogers

100

 

100

 

 

 

T-15

Dylan Wynn

100

 

50

 

 

50

20

Sean Thomas Erlington

85

 

 

25

10

50

21

C.J. Gable

75

 

50

25

 

 

22

Matt Nichols

60

 

50

 

10

 

T-23

Bralon Addison

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-23

John Bowman

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-23

Dominique Davis

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-23

DeVonte Dedmon

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-23

Jumal Rolle

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-23

Jake Wieneke

50

 

50

 

 

 

T-29

Mike Miller

35

 

 

25

10

 

T-29

Reggie Begelton

35

 

 

25

 10

 

T-31

Ja’Gared Davis

25

 

 

25

 

 

T-31

Shaq Evans

25

 

 

25

 

 

T-31

Ryan Lankford

25

 

 

25

 

 

T-31

DaVaris Daniels

25

 

 

25

 

 

T-31

Derel Walker

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)

12

Dane Evans (HAM)

Bralon Addison (HAM)

Derel Walker (TOR)

13

Chris Streveler (WPG)

John Bowman (MTL)

Willie Jefferson (WPG)

14

Tre Roberson (CGY)

Eric Rogers (CGY)

William Powell (SSK)

15

Vernon Adams Jr. (MTL)

Jake Wieneke (MTL)

Andrew Harris (WPG)

16

Simoni Lawrence (HAM)

Cody Fajardo (SSK)

Dane Evans (HAM)

 

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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