SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS - WEEK 17

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS - WEEK 17

Burris, Loffler and McKnight named Shaw CFL Top Performers

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 — TORONTO (October 18, 2016) – Henry Burris, Taylor Loffler and Joe McKnight were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 17 of the CFL’s 2016 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 Forde of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.

QB | Henry Burris | Ottawa REDBLACKS

In his first start since Week 9, Burris led the REDBLACKS to a close win over rivals the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a tight race for the East and has been named a Shaw CFL Top Performer.

Burris connected on 27-of-39 passes for 393 yards and one touchdown pass, in addition to running in two majors of his own.

Burris’ first touchdown came in the beginning of the second quarter on an 11-play drive to give Ottawa the lead. Later in the second quarter, Burris tapped Brad Sinopoli, Ernest Jackson, Greg Ellingson and Mossis Madu to push the REDBLACKS 53 yards and dive one final yard over the line for his second rushing touchdown of the game.

Towards the end of the third quarter, Burris tossed the ball 62 yards to Jackson for another touchdown to once again gain a narrow lead on Hamilton.

Last season’s Most Outstanding Player led Ottawa to their third four-quarter game-winning drive of the season and helped the REDBLACKS clinch a home playoff date.

Burris has 1525 yards and seven touchdowns in five games.

DB | Taylor Loffler | Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg’s rookie defensive back Taylor Loffler had three takeaways in the 35-32 victory at BC Place on Friday night to help the Blue Bombers sweep the home-and-home series with the BC Lions.

On his first game in his home province, Loffler notched two interceptions to bring his season total to four, and added a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

The Kelowna, BC native and UBC product notched his first interception of the game midway through the first quarter when Lions’ running back Jeremiah Johnson took the toss from Jonathon Jennings and attempted to throw the ball downfield to Terrell Sinkfield. However, Sinkfield fell and Loffler capitalized with an interception.

Loffler then forced a fumble late in the second quarter after delivering a big hit on Bryan Burnham that jarred the ball out to be recovered by his teammate Khalil Bass. The takeaway resulted in a Justin Medlock 35-yard field goal to give the Bombers a 12-11 lead.

On BC’s next possession, Jennings tried to find Burnham over the middle of the field, but Loffler jumped in front of the receiver and was able to intercept the ball.

This season Loffler has 44 tackles, four interceptions and sack for the Blue Bombers. Loffler was selected in the third round at 19th overall in the 2016 CFL Draft.

RB | Joe McKnight | Saskatchewan Roughriders

Running back Joe McKnight had a memorable first game as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

On Saturday at BMO Field, McKnight rushed for 150 yards on 17 carries (an average of 8.8 yards per rush) to help the Roughriders extend their winning streak to four games after defeating the Toronto Argonauts 29-11.

The former USC Trojan had two runs of 20+ yards. His largest rush came in the first quarter when he ran for 29 yards; the run was capped off by a 41-yard field goal to give the Roughriders a 3-0 lead.

The Kenner, Louisiana native had six rushes of 10+ yards and added a reception for three yards.

The 150 rushing yards was the second most rushing yards in a single game by a player this season, trailing only Jeremiah Johnson’s 159-yard performance in Week 12.


SHAW FANS’ CHOICE OF THE WEEK!

Mike Reilly won Week 16 of Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.

 

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD

Rank

Player

2016 Points Total

Points Breakdown

 

 

 

 

1st place points

2nd place points

3rd place points

Fan vote points

Monthly points

1

Bo Levi Mitchell

595

100

50

25

20

400

2

Chris Williams

375

100

50

25

-

200

3

Trevor Harris

320

100

100

-

20

100

4

Mike Reilly

170

-

50

50

20

50

5

Solomon Elimimian

150

-

100

-

-

50

T-6

Jerome Messam

135

100

-

25

10

-

T-6

Justin Medlock

135

100

-

25

10

-

T-8

Adarius Bowman

125

-

-

25

-

100

T-8

Rene Paredes

125

-

-

25

-

100

T-8

John White

125

100

-

25

-

-

T-11

Larry Dean

110

100

-

-

10

-

T-11

Kevin Fogg

110

100

-

-

10

-

T-11

Simoni Lawrence

110

100

-

-

10

-

T-14

Emmanuel Arceneaux

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-14

Shakir Bell

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-14

Bryan Burnham

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-14

Henry Burris

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-14

Kevin Glenn

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-14

Jeremiah Johnson

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-14

Jeremiah Masoli

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-14

Adrian Tracy

100

100

-

-

-

-

T-22

Zach Collaros

60

-

50

-

10

-

T-22

Andrew Harris

60

-

50

-

10

-

T-22

T.J. Heath

60

-

50

-

10

-

T-22

Maurice Leggett

60

-

50

-

10

-

T-22

Naaman Roosevelt

60

-

50

-

10

-

T-27

Clarence Denmark

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-27

Lirim Hajrullahu

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-27

Taylor Loffler

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-27

Loucheiz Purifoy

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-27

Jamill Smith

50

-

50

-

-

-

T-27

Terrence Toliver

50

-

-

-

-

50

T-33

DaVaris Daniels

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Emanuel Davis

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

A.J. Jefferson

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Jonathon Jennings

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Deon Lacey

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Quincy McDuffie

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Joe McKnight

25

-

-

25

-

-

T-33

Patrick Watkins

25

-

-

25

-

-

 

2016 Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week

Week

1st

2nd

3rd

1

Simoni Lawrence (HAM)*

Trevor Harris (OTT)

Chris Williams (OTT)

2

Trevor Harris (OTT)*

Chris Williams (OTT)

Jerome Messam (CGY)

3

Chris Williams (OTT)

Maurice Leggett (WPG)*

Adarius Bowman (EDM)

4

Adrian Tracy (HAM)

Trevor Harris (OTT)*

Jonathan Jennings (BC)

5

Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)

Naaman Roosevelt (SSK)*

Mike Reilly (EDM)

6

Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY)*

Lirim Hajrullahu (TOR)

A.J. Jefferson (TOR)

7

Jerome Messam (CGY)*

Loucheiz Purifoy (BC)

Rene Paredes (CGY)

8

Kevin Fogg (WPG)*

Clarence Denmark (WPG)

Deon Lacey (EDM)

9

Kevin Glenn (MTL)

Zach Collaros (HAM)*

Patrick Watkins (EDM)

10

Shakir Bell (EDM)

Andrew Harris (WPG)*

Justin Medlock (WPG)

11

Justin Medlock (WPG)*

Solomon Elimimian (BC)

Quincy McDuffie (WPG)

12

Jeremiah Johnson (BC)

T.J. Heath (TOR)*

DaVaris Daniel (CGY)

13

Larry Dean (HAM)*

Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY)

Emanuel Davis (HAM)

14

Emmanuel Arceneaux (BC)

Jamill Smith (OTT)

Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY)*

15

John White (EDM)

Solomon Elimimian (BC)

Mike Reilly (EDM)*

16

Bryan Burnham (BC)

Mike Reilly (EDM)*

John White (EDM)

17

Henry Burris (OTT)

Taylor Loffler (WPG)

Joe McKnight (SSK)

*Indicates Shaw Fan’s Choice of the Week

2016 Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Month

Week

1st

2nd

3rd

July

Chris Williams (OTT)

Trevor Harris (OTT)

Mike Reilly (EDM)

August

Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY)

Rene Paredes (CGY)

Terrence Toliver (HAM)

September

Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY)

Adarius Bowman (EDM)

Solomon Elimimian (BC)