OTTAWA -- Manitoba quarterback Cam Clark, Regina defensive end Ryan Wellman, and kick returner Nic Demski, also of Manitoba, are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport football players of the week for the period ending Sept. 22, 2012.
The selection was made by a committee comprised of members of Football Reporters of Canada (FRC).
A fifth-year arts student from Whalley, B.C., Clark was honoured on offence following a personal-best performance in a wild 51-38 home win against Alberta, Saturday in Winnipeg. The 6-foot-3 senior, in his first season as the Bisons’ starting pivot, completed a remarkable 85 percent of his passes (23 of 27) for a career-high 442 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions as eighth-ranked Manitoba (3-1) overcame a 24-17 halftime deficit to beat the Golden Bears.
Clark hooked up with receiver Danny Turek for an 80-yard major on the second play of the game from scrimmage and, during a stretch from the end of the second quarter to midway through the fourth, completed 14 consecutive passes. Mount Allison running back Jordan Botel, Bishop’s running back Matthew Burke and McMaster quarterback Kyle Quinlan were also up for the award.
Wellman, a third-year kinesiology and health studies student from Regina, took home the weekly honour on defence after he helped the No. 7-ranked Rams (3-1) score a 35-26 road victory over No. 10 Saskatchewan (2-2), Friday night. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound junior finished the contest with five solo and four assisted tackles, two tackles for a loss, one sack, one forced fumble and a pass breakup.
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