CFL.ca Staff

TORONTO — Kevin Fogg, SJ Green and Duron Carter were named the Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 17 of the CFL’s 2017 season.

The three players were chosen by a panel of judges who independently send their selections to the CFL head office. The panel includes former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN and Pierre Vercheval of RDS

1. DB | KEVIN FOGG | WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Defensive back Kevin Fogg helped his team to a 26-20 win with a strong performance, collecting an interception and a key 88-yard punt return touchdown.

Fogg reeled in 127 punt return yards in the contest, in addition to two defensive tackles and a quarterback pressure.

The Raleigh, NC native opened the scoring just a few minutes into the game, stutter-stepping around opponents and running 88 yards up the side for a momentum-setting touchdown.

The second-year CFL player made a big difference in the game with a pivotal interception in the fourth quarter, snagging a deep Jonathon Jennings pass and returning it 31 yards to give the Blue Bombers another possession.

In only 12 games this season, Fogg has 16 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, and one interception in 2017.

2. WR | SJ GREEN | TORONTO ARGONAUTS

SJ Green turned in 159 receiving yards and a touchdown in the Toronto Argonauts’ last-minute loss in Edmonton.

Green had a game-high 13 catches, including a string of three in a row in the second quarter. His second-quarter 14-yard pass gave him a new single-season career high in receiving yards, surpassing his 2013 total of 1,197. Later in the quarter, he caught a three-yard Ricky Ray pass for a successful two-point convert to keep the Argos in the game.

Green’s touchdown came in the fourth quarter after a 32-yard catch. Ray threw a 24-yard pass down the middle and Green ran it eight yards before diving over the line for the score.

On the next play, Green made his second crucial successful two-point convert, tying the game with a leap from the back of the end zone.

The 11-year veteran has 95 catches for 1,337 yards – both career highs, and good for third league-wide in receiving yards and first overall in receptions – and nine touchdowns. He was previously named a Shaw Top Performer in Weeks 1, 3, and 9.

3. WR | DURON CARTER | SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS

Roughriders receiver Duron Carter had a big game in Saskatchewan’s close loss to the Ottawa REDBLACKS on Friday night, with 231 yards on 11 receptions for an average 21 yards per reception.

The number was a career high in receiving yards for the Fort Lauderdale native, who demonstrated his ability to make big plays and stay open for quarterback Kevin Glenn all game.

Carter made several big catches to put his team in scoring position, including passes for 18 and 38 yards in the second quarter and third-frame catches for 50 and 45 yards. The fourth quarter brought an additional 20-yard catch.

Carter was previously a Shaw CFL Top Performer in Week 6. In 2017 he has 1,037 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 72 receptions – just three from tying his career best (75).

SHAW FANS’ CHOICE OF THE WEEK!

Jeremiah Masoli won Week 16 of Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.


SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS LEADERBOARD

Rank Player 2017 Total Points
T-1 Mike Reilly 310
T-1 Alex Singleton 310
T-3 Andrew Harris 300
T-3 James Wilder Jr. 300
5 SJ Green 245
6 Maurice Leggett 210
7 Brandon Zylstra 200
8 Diontae Spencer 170
9 Matt Nichols 150
10 Duron Carter 125
T-10 Kevin Glenn 125
T-12 Ed Gainey 110
T-12 Justin Medlock 110
T-12 Ricky Ray 110
T-15 DaVaris Daniels 100
T-15 Greg Ellingson 100
T-15 Kevin Fogg 100
T-15 Trevor Harris 100
T-15 Travis Lulay 100
T-15 Jerome Messam 100
T-15 Terry Williams 100
22 Victor Butler 75
T-23 Martese Jackson 60
T-23 Darvin Adams 60
T-23 Jeremiah Masoli 60
T-26 Solomon Elimimian 50
T-26 Nik Lewis 50
T-26 Marken Michel 50
T-26 DeVier Posey 50
T-30 Weston Dressler 35
T-30 Jackson Jeffcoat 35
T-30 Chris Randle 35
T-33 Bryan Burnham 25
T-33 Ja’Gared Davis 25
T-33 Charleston Hughes 25
T-33 Jonathon Mincy 25
T-33 Nick Moore 25
T-33 Shaquille Richardson 25


2017 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK

Week 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Ricky Ray (TOR)* S.J. Green (TOR) Jonathon Mincy (MTL)
2 Diontae Spencer (OTT) Trevor Harris (OTT) Weston Dressler (WPG)*
3 SJ Green (TOR)* Solomon Elimimian (BC) Victor Butler (TOR)
4 Travis Lulay (BC) Martese Jackson (TOR)* Nick Moore (BC)
5 Jerome Messam (CGY) Mike Reilly (EDM)* Charleston Hughes (CGY)
6 Duron Carter (SSK) Marken Michel (CGY) Jackson Jeffcoat (WPG)*
7 Justin Medlock (WPG)* Maurice Leggett (WPG) Bryan Burnham (BC)
8 Ed Gainey (SSK)* Mike Reilly (EDM) Kevin Glenn (SSK)
9 Andrew Harris (WPG) Matt Nichols (WPG) SJ Green (TOR)*
10 DaVaris Daniels (CGY) Nik Lewis (MTL) Diontae Spencer (OTT)*
11 Kevin Glenn (SSK) Alex Singleton (CGY)* Shaquille Richardson (CGY)
12 Maurice Leggett (WPG) Brandon Zylstra (EDM) Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)
13 James Wilder Jr. (TOR) Alex Singleton (CGY) Diontae Spencer (OTT)
14 James Wilder Jr. (TOR) Darvin Adams (WPG) Ja’Gared Davis (CGY)
15 Terry Williams (CGY) DeVier Posey (TOR) Chris Randle (WPG)
16 Brandon Zylstra (EDM) Trevor Harris (OTT) Jeremiah Masoli (HAM)
17 Kevin Fogg (WPG) SJ Green (TOR) Duron Carter (SSK)

*Indicates Shaw Fan’s Choice of the Week

2017 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE MONTH

Month 1st 2nd 3rd
July Mike Reilly (EDM) Greg Ellingson (OTT) Victor Butler (TOR)
August Andrew Harris (WPG) Matt Nichols (WPG) Maurice Leggett (WPG)
September Alex Singleton (CGY) James Wilder Jr. (TOR) Brandon Zylstra (EDM)

 

Shaw CFL Top Performers Explained

What is the program?

The Shaw CFL Top Performers recognizes weekly and monthly player achievement in the CFL and is separate from our year end awards.

How does it work?

Each week and month during the CFL Regular Season a panel of CFL experts vote on the three top CFL Performers across the league in order. Those players are awarded points for each time they win.

Then we throw it out to you, the fans, to Retweet our Twitter posts announcing the winners. The player with the most Retweets will receive extra points and be crowned the Shaw Fan’s Choice of the Week. Remember, once the next Week begins voting ends; so get your RTs in fast!

What is the scoring system?

Here are the points for each award winner.

Shaw Top Performers of the Week Shaw Top Performers of the Month
#1 = 100 points #1 = 200 points
#2 = 50 points #2 = 100 points
#3 = 25 points #3 = 50 points
10 bonus points to the player with the most RTs