SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – WEEK 7

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Medlock, Leggett and Burnham named Shaw CFL Top Performers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 — TORONTO (August 9th, 2017) – Justin Medlock, Maurice Leggett and Bryan Burnham were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 7 of the CFL’s 2017 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.

K/P | JUSTIN MEDLOCK | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Justin Medlock’s buzzer-beater kick gave Winnipeg their second come-from-behind win in as many weeks, pulling them ahead of the Ottawa REDBLACKS on Friday in the final seconds.

The Santa Clara, California native earned 21 points for the Blue Bombers in their 33-30 win at TD Place. Medlock collected two singles, six field goals, and one convert.

His final attempt of the game, from 38 yards, came in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter in a tied game as quarterback Matt Nichols marched 33 yards down the field in 30 seconds to set up the former UCLA Bruin for the game-winning kick.

Last year’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player and All-Star also added three punts for 124 yards (41.3 yards per punt) and seven kickoffs for 505 yards (72.1 yards per kickoff) including a pivotal single late in the fourth quarter on a kickoff in the game.

Medlock has made 18 of his 22 field goal attempts in 2017 for an 81.8% success rate, with a career-high punting average of 42.8 yards, is second in the league with 76 points scored and has gone a perfect 19 for 19 on convert attempts this season. In 2016 he made 60 of 68 attempts, going 39-for-39 inside 40 yards.

DB | MAURICE LEGGETT | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Defensive back Maurice Leggett helped the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a last-minute 33-30 win in Ottawa on Friday night with a big game.

Leggett collected a forced fumble in addition to seven defensive tackles, including two quarterback sacks. His first sack came at the end of the third quarter on quarterback Ryan Lindley, forcing a fumble and a crucial turnover on downs.

The Valdosta State alum wrapped up his second sack – and a four-yard team loss on the REDBLACKS – at the opening of the fourth quarter on Trevor Harris.

The McKeesport, Pennsylvania native has 20 defensive tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one interception in 2017.

WR | BRYAN BURNHAM | BC LIONS

Burnham reached 131 yards and a touchdown to help the BC Lions to their 30-15 win over West Division rivals the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday night.

He caught five of six targets, starting off with a bang by going up for a 35-yard catch at the end of the first quarter.

The former member of the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Travis Lulay straight down the middle at the top of the second quarter to strengthen the Lions’ early lead and make it 14-0 after Lulay’s conversion.

His 131-yard game marked the third time this season Burnham has gone over the 100-yard barrier.

Burnham has 32 receptions and two touchdowns on the season, making himself a vital part of BC’s offence. He is third in the league with 546 receiving yards.

SHAW FANS’ CHOICE OF THE WEEK!

Jackson Jeffcoat won Week 6 of Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.

SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD

 

Rank

 

Player

 

2017 Points Total

Points Breakdown
1st place points 2nd place points 3rd place points Fan Choice Points Monthly Points
1 Mike Reilly 260 50 10 200
2 SJ Green 160 100 50 10
3 Ricky Ray 110 100 10
T-4 Duron Carter 100 100
T-4 Greg Ellingson 100 100
T-4 Travis Lulay 100 100
T-4 Justin Medlock 100 100
T-4 Jerome Messam 100 100
T-4 Diontae Spencer 100 100
10 Victor Butler 75 25 50
11 Martese Jackson 60 50 10
T-12 Solomon Elimimian 50 50
T-12 Trevor Harris 50 50
T-12 Maurice Leggett 50 50
T-12 Marken Michel 50 50
T-16 Weston Dressler 35 25 10
T-16 Jackson Jeffcoat 35 25 10
T-18 Bryan Burnham 25 25
T-18 Charleston Hughes 25 25
T-18 Jonathon Mincy 25 25
T-18 Nick Moore 25 25

 

2017 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK

Week 1st 2nd 3rd
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)

 

2017 SHAW TOP PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH

Month 1st 2nd 3rd
July Mike Reilly (EDM) Greg Ellingson (OTT) Victor Butler (TOR)

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