TORONTO -- Darian Durant, JC Sherritt, Grant Shaw and Jon Cornish were named the Gibson's Finest CFL Players of the Week for Week 1, the Canadian Football League announced today.
The four players were chosen by a panel of judges including: former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde, now of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.
After leading the Roughriders to an 43-16 opening night win over the Tiger-Cats, QB Darian Durant has been named the Offensive Player of the Week. Durant completed 25 of his 34 passes for 390 yards and four touchdown passes.
He currently leads all quarterbacks in both categories.
The 29-year old also made an impact on the ground, running for 33 yards and five carries.
Last season’s West Division Most Outstanding Rookie nominee JC Sherritt earns Top Defensive Player honours following Edmonton’s win over the Argonauts at Commonwealth Stadium.
The sophomore registered a game-high 11 tackles, good enough for tops in the West Division, and second overall in the league.
He also forced one fumble.
Sherritt’s teammate, kicker Grant Shaw, is the Special Teams Player of the Week following his perfect performance against his former team.
Shaw, acquired by the Eskimos in the trade that sent Ricky Ray to Toronto, connected on all four of his field goals and tacked on one single for 13 points.
New Westminster, B.C. native Jon Cornish is the Canadian Player of the Week, following his impressive play against the Alouettes on Canada Day.
Cornish was a key contributor in the Stampeders’ 38-10 win over Montreal, rushing for 86 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.