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Toronto, ON – (September 15, 2009) – Jeremaine Copeland, Jim Davis, Luca Congi and Shea Emry were named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Week for week 11, 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.
Jeremaine Copeland played a solid game for the Calgary Stampeders in their rematch of the Labour Day Classic with the Edmonton Eskimos. Copeland caught five receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
His second touchdown came with just 22 seconds left to play after Henry Burris led the Stampeders on an 85-yard drive in the final minute of the game. Burris capped-off the drive with an 18-yard touchdown to Copeland, leading to the Stamps 35-34 victory.
Copeland leads the league in touchdowns with 11, and is second in receiving yards with 759. Runner up QB – Henry Burris – Calgary Stampeders
Jim Davis had a big game for the Stampeders’ defence this past week, as he compiled four tackles, including three quarterback sacks, and one forced fumble in their victory over the Eskimos.
Davis pressured Eskimos’ quarterback Ricky Ray all night, including a play near the end of the first half where Davis sacked Ray right before he let the pass go to prevent a potential touchdown, and then recovered the fumble in Edmonton territory. Calgary then scored on the following drive to go ahead 17-14 at halftime.
Runner Up LB – Sean Lucas – Saskatchewan Roughriders
Gibson’s Finest CFL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK