TORONTO -- Chad Simpson, Adam Bighill, Trent Guy and Henoc Muamba were named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Week for Week 13, the Canadian Football League announced today.
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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.
Blue Bombers running back Chad Simpson is the Offensive Player of the Week, following his standout showing against the Tiger-Cats on Friday night.
Simpson registered a career-high 134 yards on 19 carries, and added another 58 yards on four receptions to lead the Bombers to a 34-12 win over the Ticats at Canad Inns Stadium.
In just nine games this season, Simpson sits fourth in the CFL in rushing yards with 682.
The Defensive Player of the Week is BC linebacker Adam Bighill. The 23-year-old Central Washington grad was a force for the Lions in their slim 19-18 win over the Eskimos on Saturday night, racking up three tackles, two sacks and one interception.
This is the third time Bighill has been honoured with the award.
Montreal Alouettes kick returner Trent Guy ran away with Special Teams Player of the Week honours this week, thanks to his seat-raising performance in the Als' win over the Argos on Sunday.
Guy took advantage of a missed field goal by Toronto's Swayze Waters and returned it 129 yards for a touchdown, for the first regular season kick return touchdown recorded by the Als since Tim Maypray ran one back against Toronto in August 2010.
Finally, the Canadian Player of the Week is Blue Bombers linebacker Henoc Muamba.
The former first overall draft pick registered five tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in the Bombers’ third win of the season. Muamba was a thorn in the side of the Ticat offence the entire game as he helped his team to within one game of the Ticats for third in the East Division.
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