Fogg, Green, Carter named Week 17 Top Performers
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-3||James Wilder Jr.||300|
2017 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK
|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
|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|