Toronto, ON – (August 18, 2009) – Jeremaine Copeland, John Chick, Justin Medlock and Paris Jackson were named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Week for week seven, the Canadian Football League announced today.
The four players were chosen by a panel of judges that includes former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde, now of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.
In the first battle of Alberta this season, Jeremaine Copeland had a sensational game as he compiled a career-high 11 receptions for 182 yards and two touchdowns for the Calgary Stampeders. Copeland gave the Stampeders a 34-31 lead with 38 seconds left after hauling-in his second touchdown of the game, a 20-yard pass from Henry Burris. The Edmonton Eskimos reclaimed the lead, and eventually the win, after Ricky Ray connected with Fred Stamps for a 23-yard touchdown.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 23 @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 33
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John Chick put in a great defensive effort in the Roughriders’ win over the Tiger-Cats this past weekend, as he recorded two quarterback sacks and one forced fumble. Chick and the rest of the Riders’ defence made it difficult for the Ticats’ offence to claw back from a big first half deficit at Mosaic Stadium.
– Unanimous Selection –
Gibson’s Finest CFL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Justin Medlock had one of the most impressive performances by any special teams player this season as he kicked a perfect seven for seven field goals in the Argonauts’ narrow loss to the BC Lions this past weekend. The mark tied him with former kicker Lance Chomyc for the most field goals made in a single game by an Argonaut.
Medlock was good from distances of 52, 15, 46, 51, 51, 32, and 17 yards to cap off an impressive performance.The rookie Medlock is now 18 for 19 on field goal attempts this season for a 94.7 percent accuracy rating, tied for best in the league.
Paris Jackson had a huge game for the Lions in their come-from-behind victory over the Toronto Argonauts this week. He had six catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns. This is the second time this season Jackson has been named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Canadian Player of the Week.