SHAW CFL Top Performers [13]: Dean, Mitchell, and Davis named

Dean, Mitchell and Davis named Shaw CFL Top Performers

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — TORONTO (September 20, 2016) – Larry Dean, Bo Levi Mitchell and Emanuel Davis were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 13 of the CFL’s 2016 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.


Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Larry Dean was a key contributor in the team’s 20-17 comeback victory over the Montreal Alouettes at Tim Hortons Field.

The Tifton, Georgia native filled up the stat sheet by matching a career-high eight tackles, while adding a sack and forcing two fumbles that were both recovered by the Tiger-Cats.

The first-year player recorded his second career sack midway through the second quarter when he was able to bring down Rakeem Cato for a 13-yard loss to stall the Alouettes’ drive.

Dean’s first forced fumble came in the third quarter after Rakeem Cato completed a short pass to Nik Lewis. After a three-yard gain, Dean tackled Lewis and stripped the ball away where it was recovered by teammate Emanuel Davis.

On Montreal’s next possession, Cato completed a pass to B.J. Cunningham; Dean met him after another short gain and was able to jar the ball loose and Davis once again was able to recover the fumble.

Dean ranks second on the Tiger-Cats with 58 tackles this season.


Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell continued his surge and helped his team to extend its unbeaten streak to 11 games following its 48-23 home victory over the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

Mitchell completed 23 of 35 passes for 353 yards including two touchdown passes in Saturday’s game.

The product of Eastern Washington threw his first touchdown to Marquay McDaniel from 24 yards out to give the Stampeders a 12-4 advantage. His second touchdown came with under five minutes to go in the game after he found DaVaris Daniels for an acrobatic touchdown reception to put the game out of reach for the REDBLACKS.

In his fifth season in the CFL, the Katy, Texas native is on pace to break several of his personal bests including passing yards and touchdowns.

Mitchell has surpassed 300 passing yards in five consecutive games.

Mitchell is currently second in the league in passing yards (3,936) and first in touchdown passes (22).

Mitchell was named a Shaw CFL Top Performer of the month for of August as well as a Top Performer of the Week during Week 6.


Tiger-Cats defensive back Emanuel Davis recorded three takeaways against the Montreal Alouettes to help Hamilton win the pivotal matchup and give the team sole possession of first place in the East Division.

Davis notched his fourth interception of the season after catching a tipped ball from Rakeem Cato in the second quarter. Davis retuned it 23 yards upfield to give the Tiger-Cats favourable field position.

The interception was his 9th career interception in the CFL.

The former East Carolina Pirate added two fumble recoveries in the third quarter after his teammate and fellow Week 13 Shaw Top Performer Larry Dean forced the fumbles.

The native of Manteo, North Carolina is third in the league with four interceptions this season.


T.J. Heath won Week 12 of Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.



Rank Player 2016 Points Total Points Breakdown  
      1st place points 2ndplace points 3rdplace points Fan vote points Monthly points
1 Chris Williams 375 100 50 25 200
2 Bo Levi Mitchell 360 100 50 10 200
3 Trevor Harris 320 100 100 20 100
T-4 Jerome Messam 135 100 25 10
T-4 Justin Medlock 135 100 25 10
6 Rene Paredes 125 25 100
T-7 Kevin Fogg 110 100 10
T-7 Simoni Lawrence 110 100 10
T-9 Shakir Bell 100 100
T-9 Larry Dean 100 100
T-9 Kevin Glenn 100 100
T-9 Jeremiah Johnson 100 100
T-9 Jeremiah Masoli 100 100
T-9 Adrian Tracy 100 100
15 Mike Reilly 75 25 50
T-16 Zach Collaros 60 50 10
T-16 Andrew Harris 60 50 10
T-16 T.J. Heath 60 50 10
T-16 Maurice Leggett 60 50 10
T-16 Naaman Roosevelt 60 50 10
T-21 Clarence Denmark 50 50
T-21 Solomon Elimimian 50 50
T-21 Lirim Hajrullahu 50 50
T-21 Loucheiz Purifoy 50 50
T-21 Terrence Toliver 50 50
T-26 Adarius Bowman 25 25
T-26 DaVaris Daniels 25 25
T-26 Emanuel Davis 25 25
T-26 A.J. Jefferson 25 25
T-26 Jonathon Jennings 25 25
T-26 Deon Lacey 25 25
T-26 Quincy McDuffie 25 25
T-26 Patrick Watkins 25 25



Week 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Simoni Lawrence (HAM)* Trevor Harris (OTT) Chris Williams (OTT)
2 Trevor Harris (OTT)* Chris Williams (OTT) Jerome Messam (CGY)
3 Chris Williams (OTT) Maurice Leggett (WPG)* Adarius Bowman (EDM)
4 Adrian Tracy (HAM) Trevor Harris (OTT)* Jonathan Jennings (BC)
5 Jeremiah Masoli (HAM) Naaman Roosevelt (SSK)* Mike Reilly (EDM)
6 Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY)* Lirim Hajrullahu (TOR) A.J. Jefferson (TOR)
7 Jerome Messam (CGY)* Loucheiz Purifoy (BC) Rene Paredes (CGY)
8 Kevin Fogg (WPG)* Clarence Denmark (WPG) Deon Lacey (EDM)
9 Kevin Glenn (MTL) Zach Collaros (HAM)* Patrick Watkins (EDM)
10 Shakir Bell (EDM) Andrew Harris (WPG)* Justin Medlock (WPG)
11 Justin Medlock (WPG)* Solomon Elimimian (BC) Quincy McDuffie (WPG)
12 Jeremiah Johnson (BC) T.J. Heath (TOR)* DaVaris Daniel (CGY)
13 Larry Dean (HAM) Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY) Emanuel Davis (HAM)

*Indicates Shaw Fan’s Choice of the Week


Week 1st 2nd 3rd
July Chris Williams (OTT) Trevor Harris (OTT) Mike Reilly (EDM)
August Bo Levi Mitchell (CGY) Rene Paredes (CGY) Terrence Toliver (HAM)


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