SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS – WEEK 13
RB | JAMES WILDER JR. |TORONTO ARGONAUTS
Toronto Argonauts running back James Wilder Jr. scored his first CFL touchdown and recorded new career bests in rushing and receiving in the Argonauts’ 34-26 victory against the Edmonton Eskimos at BMO Field on Saturday.
Wilder Jr. carried the ball eleven times for 190 yards and a touchdown including a 76-yard touchdown (the longest carry of his 2017 season) to give the Argonauts a 20-14 lead in the second quarter. Wilder Jr. also added seven receptions for 67 yards.
His 190 rushing yards against Edmonton was the fourth-highest single-game total in Argonauts franchise history.
The Florida State product has rushed for 362 yards this season and has added 159 receiving yards. This is the sixth time an Argonaut has been named a Shaw CFL Top Performer of the Week this season.
LB | ALEX SINGLETON | CALGARY STAMPEDERS
Calgary Stampeders linebacker Alex Singleton recorded a game-high eleven tackles in the team’s 16th consecutive victory at McMahon Stadium.
Singleton recorded his third sack of the season after bringing down Jonathon Jennings for a 12-yard loss in the second quarter. Singleton added two quarterback pressures in the contest.
The Montana State product has now recorded 10+ tackles four times this season and has notched 11+ tackles in three consecutive games, becoming the first CFL player in history to record 10 or more tackles in three games in a row.
Singleton has recorded 91 tackles in his sophomore season, which ties him for the season lead with BC’s Solomon Elimimian.
This is the second time Singleton has been named a Shaw CFL Top Performer with his first recognition coming in Week 11.
REC | DIONTAE SPENCER | OTTAWA REDBLACKS
Ottawa REDBLACKS receiver and return man Diontae Spencer accumulated 222 all-purpose yards including a 113-yard missed field goal return touchdown in Ottawa’s 29-11 win over the Montreal Alouettes.
Spencer’s big 113-yard major was returned after Boris Bede missed a 54-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter to extend Ottawa’s lead 17-3.
On the offensive side of the ball, Spencer had a game-high six receptions and 52 yards.
Spencer added 21 kickoff return yards and 34 punt return yards.
In his third season, Spencer has recorded 51 receptions for 572 yards. He has also added 640 punt return yards, 416 kickoff return yards and has six touchdowns to his name.
This is the third-time Spencer has been named a Shaw CFL Top Performer – his first two came in Weeks 2 and 10.
SHAW FANS’ CHOICE OF THE WEEK!
Maurice Leggett won Week 12 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|
|T-12||James Wilder Jr.||100||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)|
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)|