Willy completed 31-of-43 (72.1%) passes for a career-high 361 yards and tossed his lone touchdown on the second last play of the game. He also added 16 yards on a pair of rushes against the Tiger-Cats.
A native of Randolph, NJ and the all-time leader in career yards and touchdowns at the University of Buffalo, Willy has 1,662 passing yards this season – good enough for second in the CFL.
This is Willy’s second Player of the Week award in his career and his second this season with his first coming in Week 1.
The native of Los Angeles, California and product of San Jose State also forced a fumble and notched a pair of special teams tackles in the game. His forced fumble late in the fourth quarter halted Calgary’s attempt to make a last minute comeback.
In his rookie season, Yell has recorded 14 tackles, five special teams tackles, an interception and a pair of forced fumbles.
This is Yell’s first career Player of the Week award.
In the game, McDuffie returned five punts for 105 yards (21.0 yards per punt return) and also returned three kickoffs for 47 yards (15.7 yards per return).
The 5’10” 178 pound returner is a native of Orlando, Florida and holds the record for most kickoff return yards at the University of Central Florida.
This is McDuffie’s first Player of the Week award.
BC Lions running back Andrew Harris was named the Canadian Player of the Week for Week 6. Harris recorded 143 yards from scrimmage and scored a key fourth quarter touchdown to help guide the Lions to an impressive 25-24 comeback win over the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium.
Harris, a Winnipeg, Manitoba native rushed for 70 yards on 15 carries (4.7 yards per carry) and added five receptions for 73 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown reception against the Stampeders.
Harris currently leads the league in rushing with 381 yards, is second in receiving with 341 yards and is first in the league with 722 yards from scrimmage.
The 5’11” 213 pound running back has also scored four touchdowns this season for the BC Lions.
This is Harris’ third Canadian Player of the Week award this season and the ninth of his career. Harris was also named Canadian Player of the Month for July.