SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF WEEK 19 AND OCTOBER
SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – WEEK 19
REC | DIONTAE SPENCER | OTTAWA REDBLACKS
Receiver and returner Diontae Spencer was key in the Ottawa REDBLACKS’ 41-36 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at TD Place on Friday night. His 496 total all-purpose yards set a new all-time CFL record for most combined yards in a regular season game.
Spencer gained 133 receiving yards, 169 punt return yards, 165 kickoff return yards and 29 missed field goal return yards to eclipse the previous record of 474, set by Albert Johnson III (WPG) on July 21st, 2000. It was just the sixth time in CFL history that a player collected more than 400 total yards in a regular season game.
His longest play of the game was a 61-yard punt return in the second quarter. The win was crucial as it has the REDBLACKS in first place in the East Division. With a Toronto loss in Week 20, Ottawa would host the Eastern Final on November 19.
In his third year in the CFL, Spencer has 922 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 71 receptions. He also has 41 rushing yards, 260 missed field goal return yards, 607 kickoff return yards, 929 punt return yards, and one punt return touchdown. He is second in the CFL in punt returns.
Spencer was previously named a Shaw CFL Top Performer in Weeks 2, 10, and 13.
RB | CHRIS RAINEY | BC LIONS
Chris Rainey’s two touchdowns and 304 all-purpose yards helped the BC Lions to a 36-27 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Investors Group Field on Saturday.
Rainey collected 106 rushing yards on 16 carries, contributing 89 receiving yards and two touchdowns in an impressive performance.
The fourth-year CFL veteran scored his first of the game in the last minutes of the first quarter, catching a five-yard pass from Jonathan Jennings and running along the goal line and over to give the Lions an early lead.
With the teams separated by just two points in the fourth quarter, Rainey caught a 40-yard strike from Jennings just as he crossed into the end zone to get his second touchdown of the game.
This is Rainey’s first appearance as a Shaw CFL Top Performer in 2017. This year he has 100 missed field goal return yards, 224 rushing yards, 489 receiving yards, 664 punt return yards, 1,523 kickoff return yards and six total touchdowns.
WR | BRANDON BANKS | HAMILTON TIGER-CATS
Receiver and return man Brandon Banks racked up 193 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ loss to the Ottawa REDBLACKS.
After a 12-yard reception earlier in Hamilton’s scoring drive, Banks caught another 12-yard pass from Jeremiah Masoli in the final minutes of the first quarter, running it through the back of the end zone for a touchdown to build on the Ticats’ early lead.
The Kansas State alum got his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter on a 42-yard pass from Masoli. Banks evaded two defenders, spinning out of their clutches and into the end zone with the football for the major.
Banks, who has 935 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns in 2017, was a Shaw CFL Top Performer in Week 18.
SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER
WR | BRANDON BANKS |HAMILTON TIGER-CATS
Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Brandon Banks had a October to remember by registering 100+ receiving yards games in all four games and scored five touchdowns to help the Tiger-Cats go 2-2 during that stretch.
In the four games Banks registered at total of 541 yards on 31 receptions. His game production went as follows; 104 yards versus Winnipeg, 115 yards versus Calgary, 129 yards versus Montreal and 193 against Ottawa.
His largest output of 193 yards came against East Division rival, Ottawa on 13 receptions. Banks also recorded a 65-yard punt return touchdown versus Montreal for his 11th career kick-return major.
This season Banks has compiled 1,961 combine yards including a career-high 940 receiving yards and a career-high with 10 touchdowns in a single-season.
Banks has been a Shaw CFL Top Performer of the Week for the past two weeks, Week 18 and Week 19.
QB | MIKE REILLY | EDMONTON ESKIMOS
Reilly amassed 1,276 passing yards and eight touchdowns in his four consecutive October wins to put Edmonton into a tie for second place in the West Division.
His biggest game was on October 21st against the BC Lions in a comeback game where he collected 397 passing yards. October was also a big rushing month for Reilly, who collected at least 21 yards in every game.
In Week 19’s game against the Calgary Stampeders, Reilly scored three passing touchdowns on the way to victory against the league-leading team.
Reilly has an efficiency rating of 102.8 and has 12 games of over 300 yards this year, including two games with over 400.
Reilly sits atop the league in passing yards by a wide margin with 5536. He received Shaw CFL Top Performer nods in Weeks 5 and 8, and was a Top Performer of the Month for July.
QB | JEREMIAH MASOLI | HAMILTON TIGER-CATS
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli set career numbers in the month of October. In four games he compiled 1,422 passing yards, eight touchdown passes and only one interception.
In all four contests Masoli passed for over 300 yards in each game and registered his career-best 438 passing yards in Week 19 versus the Ottawa REDBLACKS.
His passing yard numbers during the stretch were 338, 326, 320 and 438 while completing 102 of 148 passing attempts (69%). Masoli also rushed for 112 yards and scored a touchdown.
Masoli has passed for 2,859 yards and 14 touchdowns while adding 358 yards on the ground.
Masoli was named a Shaw CFL Top Performer in Weeks 12 and 16.
SHAW FANS’ CHOICE OF THE WEEK!
Duron Carter won Week 18 of Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.
SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD
2017 Points Total
|1st place points||2nd place points||3rd place points||Fan Choice Points||Monthly Points|
|1||James Wilder Jr.||350||200||50||–||–||–|
2017 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK
|1||Ricky Ray (TOR)*||SJ Green (TOR)||Jonathon Mincy (MTL)|
|2||Diontae Spencer (OTT)||Trevor Harris (OTT)||Weston Dressler (WPG)*|
|3||SJ Green (TOR)*||Solomon Elimimian (BC)||Victor Butler (TOR)|
|4||Travis Lulay (BC)||Martese Jackson (TOR)*||Nick Moore (BC)|
|5||Jerome Messam (CGY)||Mike Reilly (EDM)*||Charleston Hughes (CGY)|
|6||Duron Carter (SSK)||Marken Michel (CGY)||Jackson Jeffcoat (WPG)*|
|7||Justin Medlock (WPG)*||Maurice Leggett (WPG)||Bryan Burnham (BC)|
|8||Ed Gainey (SSK)*||Mike Reilly (EDM)||Kevin Glenn (SSK)|
|9||Andrew Harris (WPG)||Matt Nichols (WPG)||SJ Green (TOR)*|
|10||DaVaris Daniels (CGY)||Nik Lewis (MTL)||Diontae Spencer (OTT)*|
|11||Kevin Glenn (SSK)||Alex Singleton (CGY)*||Shaquille Richardson (CGY)|
|12||Maurice Leggett (WPG)*||Brandon Zylstra (EDM)||Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)|
|13||James Wilder Jr. (TOR)||Alex Singleton (CGY)||Diontae Spencer (OTT)*|
|14||James Wilder Jr. (TOR)||Darvin Adams (WPG)*||Ja’Gared Davis (CGY)|
|15||Terry Williams (CGY)||DeVier Posey (TOR)||Chris Randle (WPG)*|
|16||Brandon Zylstra (EDM)||Trevor Harris (OTT)||Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)*|
|17||Kevin Fogg (WPG)||SJ Green (TOR)||Duron Carter (SSK)*|
|18||Brandon Banks (HAM)||James Wilder Jr. (TOR)||Duron Carter (SSK)*|
|19||Diontae Spencer (OTT)||Chris Rainey (BC)||Brandon Banks (HAM)|
2017 SHAW TOP PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH
|July||Mike Reilly (EDM)||Greg Ellingson (OTT)||Victor Butler (TOR)|
|August||Andrew Harris (WPG)||Matt Nichols (WPG)||Maurice Leggett (WPG)|
|September||Alex Singleton (CGY)||James Wilder Jr. (TOR)||Brandon Zylstra (EDM)|