SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS - WEEK 2

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS - WEEK 2

Harris, Williams and Messam named Shaw CFL Top Performers

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 — TORONTO (July 5, 2016) – Trevor Harris, Chris Williams and Jerome Messam were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 2 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 | Trevor Harris | Ottawa REDBLACKS

Ottawa REDBLACKS quarterback Trevor Harris was named a Shaw CFL Top Performer for the second consecutive week following the REDBLACKS’ 28-13 victory over their rival Montreal Alouettes.

In his first start as an Ottawa REDBLACK, Harris passed for 395 yards on 20 completions, including a trio of touchdown passes.

Harris found Ernest Jackson for a nine-yard touchdown four minutes into the second quarter to give the REDBLACKS a 7-2 lead. With under a minute to play in the opening half, Harris rolled out of the pocket and found Greg Ellingson in the end zone for the 13-yard score.

In the fourth quarter, with the Alouettes closing the gap to a single possession, Harris threw a 52-yard major to Chris Williams to extend Ottawa’s lead to 26-13.

Though two games, the Edinboro product leads the league with 687 passing yards and touchdown passes with six, while throwing no interceptions. He has also completed 82.2% (37 of 45) of his passes this season.

 

REC | Chris Williams | Ottawa REDBLACKS

Chris Williams continued his hot start to the season and was named a Shaw CFL Top Performer of the Week for the second straight week.

Williams made it back-to-back weeks notching over 170 receiving yards and scoring a touchdown.

In the REDBLACKS’ win over the Alouettes, Williams caught seven passes on seven targets for 187 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown reception.

The speedster from New Mexico State also accumulated 236 total yards. Williams returned four punts for 20 yards and returned a missed field goal 29 yards.

In two games, Williams leads the league in receiving yards (363 yards) and is tied for touchdown catches (3) as well as receptions (15).

The Rio Rancho, NM native finished 2015 with five touchdowns and 88 receptions for 1,214 receiving yards in 16 games.

 

RB | Jerome Messam | Calgary Stampeders

Calgary Stampeders running back Jerome Messam rushed his way to a Shaw CFL Top Performer after leading the Stampeders to their first victory of the season in the team’s home opener against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Brampton, Ontario native carried the ball 16 times for 137 yards (8.6 yards per rush). During the game, Messam had four rushes over 10 yards, including two over 20 yards, with his longest rush coming in the third quarter where he darted for 53 yards.

With 153 yards rushing so far this season, Messam currently leads the CFL in rushing yards alongside his touchdown.

Last season with Saskatchewan and Calgary, Messam rushed for 1,006 yards and 1,503 yards from scrimmage.

SHAW FANS’ CHOICE OF THE WEEK!

Simoni Lawrence won Week 1 of Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.

2016 Shaw CFL Player of the Week Points Leaderboard

Rank

Player

2016 Points Total

Points Breakdown

 

 

 

 

1st place points

2nd place points

3rd place points

Fan vote points

Monthly points

1

Trevor Harris

150

100

50

-

-

-

2

Simoni Lawrence

110

100

-

-

10

-

3

Chris Williams

75

-

50

25

-

-

4

Jerome Messam

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)

*Indicates Shaw Fan’s Choice of the Week

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