SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – SEPTEMBER
LB | ALEX SINGLETON |CALGARY STAMPEDERS
Alex Singleton collected 46 defensive tackles and two sacks in September, continuing his standout performance in his sophomore season.
In the Stampeders’ Labour Day Classic victory, Singleton hauled in a career-high 13 defensive tackles, including a quarterback sack. Singleton’s total was just three tackles short of tying the single-game CFL record held by Reggie Hunt.
The Montana State alum collected 11 tackles each in Weeks 12 and 13, continuing stellar play that has been a strong part of Calgary’s winning ways.
Singleton has now recorded 10+ tackles four times in 2017, and notched 11+ tackles in three consecutive weeks in September, making him the first CFL player in history to do so.
The native of Thousand Oaks, CA is first in the CFL with 102 defensive tackles. Singleton was named a Shaw Top Performer in Weeks 11 and 13.
RB | JAMES WILDER JR. | TORONTO ARGONAUTS
James Wilder Jr. collected 389 rushing yards on 36 carries this month for an September average of 10.8 yards/carry in addition to his 176 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Wilder set two new career bests in September, including a 76-yard carry in Week 13 that at the time was the longest of his season for his first CFL touchdown. He beat his own record the following week with an 85-yard run, the longest of the season and the club’s longest since Chuck Ealey’s 1976 86-yard run.
His 190 rushing yards against Edmonton in Week 13 was the fourth-highest single-game total in Argos franchise history. His 77 receiving yards in Week 14 was a new personal best (beating out his 67 yards on seven receptions in Week 13).
In just two games, Wilder collected 475 total yards. His 331 rushing yards in Weeks 13 and 14 were the most in Toronto’s modern era, surpassing Cory Boyd’s 290 yards over a two-game period in 2010. The two-game total ranks 17th all-time among two-game rushing totals, and were the most since Jon Cornish rushed for 338 yards in 2013.
Wilder ranks sixth in the league in rushing yards with 552. He received Shaw Top Performer honours in Weeks 13 and 14.
WR | BRANDON ZYLSTRA | EDMONTON ESKIMOS
Brandon Zylstra caught passes at a blistering pace in September, racking up 532 receiving yards on 31 receptions including two touchdowns in four games.
His season-best performance came in Week 12 with 187 yards on 10 receptions, including a 67-yard catch – his longest since Week 1. He eclipsed the 100-yard barrier in Week 11 (127 yards) and Week 15 (152 yards).
Zylstra has seven games with over 100 receiving yards in 2017, the highest total of all CFL receivers this year. He also has 11 receptions for over 20 yards.
The Spicer, Minnesota native is second in the CFL with 1,134 receiving yards.
Zylstra was previously named a Shaw Top Performer in Week 12.
SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD
2017 Points Total
|1st place points||2nd place points||3rd place points||Fan Choice Points||Monthly Points|
|T-3||James Wilder Jr.||300||200||–||–||–||100|
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)|
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)|
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