What a week it was in the Canadian Football League! It was a week filled with upsets and surprising finishes that only the CFL can provide. It was filled with great players making great highlight-reel plays, but we’re here to decide who the 13th Man Sports CFL Player of the Week should be!
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Below, all of the players who were considering for Player of the Week honours are listed. We turned to Twitter to allow all of our followers a chance at having their voice heard in naming the third player of the week. Here is who was eligible!
POTW Candidate: Greg Ellingson
WR, Edmonton Elks
9 receptions, 148 yards
POTW Candidate: Jake Maier
QB, Calgary Stampeders
16/29 passing, 304 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions, first career win
POTW Candidate: DJ Foster
RB, Toronto Argonauts
10 carries, 101 rushing yards, 14 receiving yards, 1 touchdown
POTW Candidate: Brett Lauther
K, Saskatchewan Roughriders
5/5 on field goals, long of 44
Once again this week, the voting was close and no one ran away with the vote. All of the players were only separated by about eight percent of the votes, but in the end, Greg Ellingson of the Edmonton Elks came out on top!
To have your voice heard and to cast your vote to help decide the 13th Man Sports Player of the Week, follow us on Twitter and watch for our weekly polls. Players who win the player of the game award for their respective game will be eligible to be voted for.
After a couple of quiet weeks from Ellingson, he returned to form and had a monster of a night in Vancouver. Putting up 148 yards and making a handful of catches that he probably shouldn’t have made, he made a huge difference to the Elks’ offence. They will continue to use Ellingson as much as possible I’m sure, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see him on this list, again and again, this season.
|Week One||Abdul Kanneh – Ottawa Redblacks||6 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 touchdown|
|Week Two||Jonathan Woodard – Saskatchewan Roughriders||2 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble|
|Week Three||Greg Ellingson – Edmonton Elks||9 receptions, 148 yards|