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TORONTO — A.C. Leonard, Lucky Whitehead and Boris Bede were named the CFL Top Performers of the Month for November of the 2021 CFL’s season. The selections include all appearances from Weeks 14 to 16.

The three players were chosen by a panel of judges made up of former CFL players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, as well as Pierre Vercheval of RDS, who independently send their selections to the CFL head office.

DL | A.C. LEONARD | SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

A.C. Leonard finished the final month of the 2021 campaign by tallying at least one sack in each November contest.

During the three-game stretch, Leonard totaled four sacks, 10 tackles, two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble, as the Roughriders claimed a pair of victories to finish the season with a 9-5 record.

In Week 14, the Tennessee State alum recorded two sacks, a forced fumble and a tackle for a loss in a 19-17 victory over the Edmonton Elks.

In 11 games this season, Leonard had a career-high 11 sacks, while notching 44 tackles and his first-career interception.

WR | LUCKY WHITEHEAD | BC LIONS

Lucky Whitehead recorded 22 receptions for 247 yards and a touchdown in the Lions’ three final games.

Against Hamilton in Week 14, he caught nine receptions for 98 yards. The former Florida Atlantic Owl ended the season on a high note, collecting 92 receiving yards and a 79-yard punt return touchdown against Edmonton.

This season, Whitehead set new career-highs in receptions (60), receiving yards (932) and touchdowns (4).

P/K | BORIS BEDE | TORONTO ARGONAUTS

Boris Bede was a perfect 8-for-8, while adding 10 punts and taking care of kickoff duties, in two November contests.

His five field goals in Week 14 were instrumental as the Argonauts edged past the REDBLACKS 23-20. With the East Division crown on the line in a pivotal Week 15 matchup against Hamilton, Bede’s three makes helped Toronto secure a 31-12 victory.

This season, Bede converted 84.8 per cent of his 33 field goals attempts, while averaging 44.2 yards per punt and 67.4 yards per kickoff.


TORONTO — Nathan Rourke, Johnny Augustine and Davon Coleman were named the CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 16 of the CFL’s 2021 season.

The three players were chosen by a panel of judges made up of former CFL players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, as well as Pierre Vercheval of RDS, who independently send their selections to the CFL head office.

QB | NATHAN ROURKE | BC LIONS

Nathan Rourke made a statement to close out his rookie campaign as the Lions clawed their way to a convincing 43-10 victory over Edmonton.

In his second career start, the young pivot established new career marks in completions (23), attempts (34), passing yards (359), carries (seven) and rushing majors (three) in a single contest. He also added a single touchdown through the air, finding Bryan Burnham in the end zone, which staked the home side to an early 6-0 advantage.

The Oakville, Ont., native punched it in from one yard out for his third rushing touchdown of the year before the game was 10 minutes old. Rourke would go on to run in his two final touchdowns in the second frame to build a 26-0 lead.

The former Ohio Bobcat threw for 754 yards and three touchdowns, in addition to collecting 111 rushing yards and five majors on the ground, in his first season in the CFL.

RB | JOHNNY AUGUSTINE | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Johnny Augustine rushed for a career-high 148 yards as Winnipeg concluded its regular season with a 13-12 loss to Calgary.

In the first half alone, the former Guelph Gryphon collected 121 rushing yards to surpass his single-game career-high of 98, set in 2019. He finished with 23 carries, including six rushes of 10+ yards and one for 20+ yards.

In his third season with team, the Welland, Ont., native has accumulated 285 rushing yards, while averaging 7.1 yards per carry.

DL | DAVON COLEMAN | OTTAWA REDBLACKS

Davon Coleman recovered two key fumbles in Ottawa’s 19-18 come-from-behind victory to close out the 2021 campaign on a high note.

Coleman registered two tackles, two fumble recoveries and a sack in the contest. His first fumble recovery came on the second play of the second half, and led to the REDBLACKS’ first touchdown, which cut their deficit to nine points at 18-9.

In the game’s final minutes, the Arizona State alum recovered his second fumble, leading to another major and the subsequent game-winning two-point conversion.

This season, the five-year veteran recorded 32 tackles and four sacks.

Fans’ Choice of the Week!

D’haquille Williams won Week 15 of Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.

CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD
Rank Player 2021 Point Total 1st place points 2nd place points 3rd place points Fan Choice Points Monthly Points
1 Cody Fajardo 395 100 50 25 20 200
2 Lucky Whitehead 300 300
3 A.C. Leonard 275 50 25 200
4 Michael Reilly 250 100 50 100
5 David Ménard 225 25 200
6 Zach Collaros 210 100 10 100
T7 Simoni Lawrence 150 50 100
T7 Jonathan Woodard 150 50 100
T7 Jeremiah Masoli 150 100 50
10 William Stanback 125 100 25
T11 DeAundre Alford 110 100 10
T11 Nick Arbuckle 110 100 10
T11 Stefen Banks 110 100 10
T11 Andrew Harris 110 100 10
T11 Rene Paredes 110 100 10
T11 D’haquille Williams 110 100 10
T17 Abdul Kanneh 100 100
T17 Frankie Williams 100 100
T17 Trevor Harris 100 100
T17 Cordarro Law 100 100
T17 Nathan Rourke 100 100
22 Boris Bede 85 25 10 50
T23 Eugene Lewis 60 50 10
T23 Adam Bighill 60 50 10
T25 Vernon Adams Jr. 50 50
T25 Kamar Jorden 50 50
T25 Shaquille Richardson 50 50
T25 Avery Williams 50 50
T25 Jordan Williams 50 50
T25 Caleb Evans 50 50
T25 Dexter McCoil Sr. 50 50
T25 Jake Wieneke 50 50
T25 Darnell Sankey 50 50
T25 Johnny Augustine 50 50
T35 Brady Oliveira 35 25 10
T35 Marc Liegghio 35 25 10
T35 Brandon Alexander 35 25 10
T38 Greg Ellingson 25 25
T38 DeVonte Dedmon 25 25
T38 Ka’Deem Carey 25 25
T38 Monshadrik Hunter 25 25
T38 Henoc Muamba 25 25
T38 Davon Coleman 25 25

2021 CFL Top Performers of the Week

Week 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Abdul Kanneh (OTT) Avery Williams (OTT) Brady Oliveira (WPG)*
2 Michael Reilly (BC) Jonathan Woodard (SSK) Cody Fajardo (SSK)*
3 Nick Arbuckle (TOR)* Cody Fajardo (SSK) Greg Ellingson (EDM)
4 Frankie Williams (HAM) Jordan Williams (BC) Marc Liegghio (WPG)*
5 Trevor Harris (EDM) Vernon Adams Jr. (MTL) Brandon Alexander (WPG)*
6 Stefen Banks (CGY)* Kamar Jorden (CGY) Michael Reilly (BC)
7 DeAundre Alford (WPG)* Simoni Lawrence (HAM) Michael Reilly (BC)
8 Cody Fajardo (SSK)* Shaquille Richardson (TOR) William Stanback (MTL)
9 Zach Collaros (WPG)* Caleb Evans (OTT) DeVonte Dedmon (OTT)
10 Andrew Harris (WPG)* Dexter McCoil Sr. (TOR) Ka’Deem Carey (CGY)
11 Rene Paredes (CGY) Jake Wieneke (MTL) David Menard (MTL)
12 William Stanback (MTL) Eugene Lewis (MTL) Monshadrik Hunter (MTL)
13 Jeremiah Masoli (HAM) A.C. Leonard (SSK) Boris Bede (TOR)
14 Cordarro Law (TOR) Adam Bighill (WPG) A.C. Leonard (SSK)
15 D’haquille Williams (SSK) Darnell Sankey (CGY) Henoc Muamba (TOR)
16 Nathan Rourke (BC) Johnny Augustine (WPG) Davon Coleman (OTT)

2021 CFL Top Performers of the Month

Month 1st 2nd 3rd
August Cody Fajardo (SSK) Jonathan Woodard (SSK) Michael Reilly (BC)
September Lucky Whitehead (BC) Simoni Lawrence (HAM) Michael Reilly (BC)
October David Menard (MTL) Zach Collaros (WPG) Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)
November A.C. Leonard (SSK) Lucky Whitehead (BC) Boris Bede (TOR)