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Singleton, Wilder and Zylstra named Shaw CFL Top Performers

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — TORONTO (October 4th, 2017) – Alex Singleton, James Wilder Jr. and Brandon Zylstra were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Month for September of the CFL’s 2017 season.

Performer of the Month for September includes all appearances from Week 11 to Week 15.

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.


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.


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.


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.







2017 Points Total

Points Breakdown
1st place points 2nd place points 3rd place points Fan Choice Points Monthly Points
T-1 Mike Reilly 310 100 10 200
T-1 Alex Singleton 310 100 10 200
T-3 Andrew Harris 300 100 200
T-3 James Wilder Jr. 300 200 100
5 Maurice Leggett 210 100 50 10 50
6 SJ Green 195 100 50 25 20
7 Diontae Spencer 170 100 50 20
8 Matt Nichols 150 50 100
9 Kevin Glenn 125 100 25
T-10 Ed Gainey 110 100 10
T-10 Justin Medlock 110 100 10
T-10 Ricky Ray 110 100 10
T-13 Duron Carter 100 100
T-13 DaVaris Daniels 100 100
T-13 Greg Ellingson 100 100
T-13 Travis Lulay 100 100
T-13 Jerome Messam 100 100
T-13 Terry Williams 100 100
T-13 Brandon Zylstra 100 50 50
20 Victor Butler 75 25 50
T-21 Darvin Adams 60 50 10
T-21 Martese Jackson 60 50 10
T-23 Solomon Elimimian 50 50
T-23 Trevor Harris 50 50
T-23 Nik Lewis 50 50
T-23 Marken Michel 50 50
T-23 DeVier Posey 50 50
T-28 Weston Dressler 35 25 10
T-28 Jackson Jeffcoat 35 25 10
T-30 Bryan Burnham 25 25
T-30 Ja’Gared Davis 25 25
T-30 Charleston Hughes 25 25
T-30 Jeremiah Masoli 25 25
T-30 Jonathon Mincy 25 25
T-30 Nick Moore 25 25
T-30 Chris Randle 25 25
T-30 Shaquille Richardson 25 25



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)
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)



Month 1st 2nd 3rd
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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