August 10, 2010

Cory Boyd headlines Players of the Week Staff

TORONTO — Cory Boyd, Chip Cox, Tim Maypray and Dave Stala were named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Week for week six, 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.

Toronto Argonauts running back Cory Boyd was named Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three touchdowns to lead the Argos to a one-point come from behind victory over the Eskimos on Friday night. The first year Argo celebrated his 25th birthday in style racking up over 200 yards from scrimmage including a career high 164 yards rushing.

Boyd scored two touchdowns rushing and one through the air. His final touchdown came with just 0:22 seconds remaining in the game and clinched the Argonauts fourth win of the season.

Boyd leads the CFL with 648 yards rushing including a league best four one-hundred yard games this season.

Arland Bruce III was the runner up after recording 11 catches for 197 yards and a touchdown for the Ticats.

Montreal linebacker Chip Cox was a unanimous choice for Defensive Player of the Week. The fifth year Alouette was all over the field on Friday racking up a game high eight tackles and two interceptions to help the Als hang on for a tough 30-26 victory over the Riders.

Cox leads the Alouettes with 28 defensive tackles this season.

Tim Maypray was named Special Teams Player of the Week after notching his second missed field goal return touchdown of the season on Friday night. Both of Maypray’s field goal touchdowns this season have come against the Roughriders.

Maypray raced 118 yards to the endzone after Riders kicker Luca Congi pushed a 45-yard attempt wide right late in the second quarter. The dynamic Als’ return man currently sits fourth in the CFL with 737 combined yards.

Hamilton receiver Dave Stala had four catches and 59 yards with one touchdown in the Ticats 29-22 victory over the Bombers to earn Canadian Player of the Week honours.

Stala was clutch late in the game for the Tabbies. Three of his four catches came in the fourth quarter including his 15-yard touchdown catch which gave the Tiger-Cats the lead for good.

The former St.Mary’s Husky has 33 catches for 390 yards with two touchdowns so far this season.

Roughriders’ receiver Andy Fantuz and Alouettes’ defensive tackle J.P. Bekasiak were the runners-up.