CFL POW (11): Allen, Woods, Rodgers & Cornish

TORONTO –Β Anthony Allen, Bear Woods, James Rodgers and Jon Cornish were named the Canadian Football League Players of the Week for Week 11 of the 2014 Canadian Football League season.

The three 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.

CFL Offensive Player of the Week

Anthony Allen

RB – Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders 30 @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers 24

Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Anthony Allen was named the Offensive Player of the Week for Week 11. Allen rushed the ball 18 times for 115 yards and scored a touchdown in the Riders’ 30-24 win over the Blue Bombers in the Banjo Bowl.

Allen was an integral part of the Roughriders offence especially after Darian Durant left the game early in the third quarter due to an injury. Allen scored his lone touchdown of the game late in the first half from 13 yards out to extend Saskatchewan’s lead to 20-8.

The Tampa, Florida native also added a pair of receptions for 21 yards in the game.

In his first season in the CFL, the product of Georgia Tech is currently third in the league in rushing with 477 yards and has scored a total of six touchdowns this season.

This is Allen’s first Player of the Week honour in his career.

CFL Defensive Player of the WeekΒ 

Bear Woods

LB – Montreal Alouettes

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 31 @ Montreal Alouettes 38

Montreal Alouettes linebacker Bear Woods was named the Defensive Player of the Week for Week 11. In his fourth game of the season, Woods recorded a career-high 10 tackles, as well as a career-high two sacks in the Alouettes’ comeback win over Hamilton, 38-31.

The former Troy University Trojan brought down Ticats quarterback Zach Collaros on two different occasions for a combined loss of eight yards.

The native of Macclenny, Florida has racked up 23 tackles and three sacks this season.

This is the first Player of the Week honour of Woods’ career.

CFL Special Teams Player of the Week

James Rodgers

KR/PR – Montreal Alouettes

Hamilton Tiger-Cats 31 @ Montreal Alouettes 38

Montreal Alouettes kick and punt returner James Rodgers was named the Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 11. Rodgers returned a Justin Medlock punt 83 yards for a major, as the Alouettes topped the Ticats 38-31 at home.

The all-time total yards leader at Oregon State returned four punts for 100 yards (averaging 25.0 yards) and two kickoffs for 45 yards (averaging 22.5 yards ) in the contest.

The 5’7″ 185 pound native of Richmond, Texas has recorded 226 combined return yards this season.

This is Rodgers’ first Player of the Week honour in his first season in the CFL.

CFL Canadian Player of the Week

Jon Cornish

RB – Calgary Stampeders

Calgary Stampeders 41 @ Edmonton Eskimos 34

Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish was named the Canadian Player of the Week for Week 11. Cornish carried the ball 17 times for 109 yards and a touchdown as the Stampeders completed the season sweep of the Battle of Alberta with a 41-34 decision.

The former Kansas Jayhawk scored the Stamps’ final touchdown on a 10-yard run to put the game out of reach for the Eskimos.

This marked the first time this season that Cornish has rushed for consecutive 100-yard games after tallying 163 yards in Calgary’s Labour Day Classic victory. Cornish’s two impressive performances against Edmonton in Weeks 10 and 11 have earned him back-to-back Canadian Player of the Week honours.

In four games this season, the native of New Westminster, B.C. has rushed for 413 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry, while running in three touchdowns. He has also added eight receptions for 60 yards.

This is Cornish’s second Canadian Player of the Week award this season.

 

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