Rogers Players of the Week

Posted Oct 19, 2006

The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today the Rogers CFL Players of the Week #18 as selected by members of the Canadian football broadcasters.

Offensive Player of the Week

QB – Henry Burris – Calgary Stampeders

B.C. Lions 25 @ Calgary Stampeders 32


Highlights / Key Stats:

After suffering a 39-13 loss a week earlier in BC, the Stampeders rebounded with a 32-25 victory against the Lions at McMahon Stadium and clinched hosting the Scotiabank West Semi-Final for the second straight season. Quarterback Henry Burris completed 21 of 37 passes for 307 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Burris added three carries for 18 yards, including a three-yard touchdown run.


 It is Burris’ third weekly honour of 2006.


Honourable Mention

QB –Kevin Glenn– Winnipeg Blue Bombers

WR –Derick Armstrong– Winnipeg Blue Bombers


Defensive Player of the Week

DB – Byron Parker – Toronto Argonauts

Toronto Argonauts 28 @ Edmonton Eskimos 25


Highlights / Key Stats:

Late in the fourth quarter, Toronto’s Byron Parker intercepted a Ricky Ray pass and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown, sealing the victory for the Argos and breaking the single season record for interception return yards. Parker’s 342 return yards surpassed Eric Carter’s mark of 300 yards set in 2003 with BC. He finished the game with two interceptions, three tackles and a pass knockdown.

This is Parker’s third weekly honour this season. Parker has seven interceptions, four of which he has returned for touchdowns.

Honourable Mention

DB –Chuck Winters– Toronto Argonauts


Lineman of the Week

DL – Gavin Walls – Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 29 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 22


Highlights / Key Stats:

Gavin Walls had three sacks and one tackle against the Tiger-Cats on Sunday, earning him his first weekly honour of the year. Walls now leads the Bombers in sacks with 10.


Walls was the recipient of four Rogers CFL Lineman of the Week awards last season.


*Unanimous Selection


Special Teams Player of the Week

KR – Markus Howell – Calgary Stampeders

B.C. Lions 25 @ Calgary Stampeders 32


Highlights / Key Stats:

Led by kick returner Markus Howell, the Stampeders continued to receive strong play from their special teams this week. Howell returned five punts for 87 yards, including a 57-yarder that setup a Calgary touchdown.


Honourable Mention

K / P –Damon Duval– Montreal Alouettes

KR –Dominique Dorsey– Saskatchewan Roughriders

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