2013 Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Week: Week 2

TORONTO – Hugh Charles, Bryant Turner, Jock Sanders and Andrew Harris were named the Gibson’s Finest Players of the Week for Week 2 of the 2013 Canadian Football League season.

The four players were chosen by a panel of judges including: former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.

Gibson’s Finest CFL Offensive Player of the Week
Hugh Charles
RB – Edmonton Eskimos
Edmonton Eskimos 30 @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20

Edmonton Eskimos running back Hugh Charles was named the Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2. Charles rushed for 119 yards on 11 carries, including an electric 70-yard run for a touchdown to help the Eskimos defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30-20 for their first win of the season.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma native also caught three passes for 27 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown.

Gibson’s Finest CFL Defensive Player of the Week
Bryant Turner
DL – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19 @ Montreal Alouettes 11

Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Bryant Turner was named the Defensive Player of the Week for Week 2. Turner led the Blue Bombers defence with five tackles, including three sacks, and forced a fumble in the Bombers 19-11 win over the Montreal Alouettes.

The three-year CFL veteran from Mobile, Alabama was one of the reasons Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo was limited to only 121 yards through the air in the game.

Turner is currently tied for the league-lead in sacks with three.

Gibson’s Finest CFL Special Teams Player of the Week
Jock Sanders
KR – Saskatchewan Roughriders
Calgary Stampeders 21 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 36

Saskatchewan Roughriders kick returner Jock Sanders was named the Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 2. Sanders returned four kickoffs for 100 yards and six punts for 74 yards to help the Roughriders defeat the Calgary Stampeders 36-21 and remain undefeated on the season at 2-0.

The former West Virginia Mountaineer and St. Petersburg, Florida native currently sits in fourth place in combined return yards with 266.

Gibson’s Finest CFL Canadian Player of the Week
Andrew Harris
RB – BC Lions
Toronto Argonauts 16 @ BC Lions 24

BC Lions running back Andrew Harris was named the Canadian Player of the Week for Week 2. Harris had 15 carries for 103 yards and scored a touchdown in the BC Lions 24-16 win over the Grey Cup Champion, Toronto Argonauts.

The native of Winnipeg, MB also had six catches for 49 yards.

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