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Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Week

Canadian Football League Week #8



Toronto, ON – (August 25, 2009) – Fred Reid, Stevie Baggs, Larry Taylor and Matthieu Proulx were named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Week for week eight, 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.

Gibson’s Finest CFL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

RB – Fred Reid – Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37 @ BC Lions 10

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Fred Reid had the game of his career Friday night against the BC Lions setting a Blue Bombers record for rushing yards in a game. Reid ran for a career-high 260 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in the Bombers’ victory.

Reid currently leads the CFL in combined yards with 1,390, yards from scrimmage with 892 and rushing yards with 795. Reid has 160 more rushing yards then Avon Cobourne who sits second in the category.

Reid’s 260 rushing yards eclipsed the previous Bombers’ record of 249 yards set by Blaise Bryant 15 years ago and is the third most in CFL history. Only George Reed who rushed for 268 yards in 1965 and Ron Stewart who ran for 287 yards in 1960 had more rushing yards in a single game.

- Unanimous Selection -


Gibson’s Finest CFL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DE – Stevie Baggs – Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders 25 @ Montreal Alouettes 34

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Stevie Baggs had another impressive performance for the Roughriders in their loss to the Alouettes on Friday night. Baggs recorded 10 tackles, including two sacks and a forced fumble to lead the way for the Saskatchewan defence.

Baggs now leads the CFL with seven quarterback sacks this season. He is also tied for the league lead in forced fumbles with three.
 
- Unanimous Selection -


Gibson’s Finest CFL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

KR/WR – Larry Taylor – Montreal Alouettes

Saskatchewan Roughriders 25 @ Montreal Alouettes 34

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Larry Taylor was excellent returning kicks on Friday night in the Als’ victory at home over the Roughriders. Taylor had his second punt return touchdown of the season on a 68-yard return in the first quarter. He finished the game with 74 yards on four punt returns. He also returned a kickoff 51 yards to the Saskatchewan 53-yard line following a Roughrider touchdown to help set up another Montreal major.

- Unanimous Selection -



Gibson’s Finest CFL CANADIAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK

S – Matthieu Proulx – Montreal Alouettes

Saskatchewan Roughriders 25 @ Montreal Alouettes 34

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Matthieu Proulx led the way for the Alouettes defensively with two interceptions on Friday night. Proulx returned his second interception 42 yards to the Saskatchewan 28-yard line giving the Alouettes excellent field position to set up their first touchdown of the second half. The Als’ fifth-year safety out of Laval also recorded three tackles and one special teams tackle in the victory.

- Unanimous Selection -