Week four was an interesting time in the Canadian Football League, especially with the Edmonton Elks and Toronto Argonauts game being postponed for the time being due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Elks’ locker room. Although there were only three games this week, it didn’t take away from the action on the field.
Related: CFL Power Rankings – Week 4
Below, all of the players who were considering for Player of the Week honours are listed. We turned to Twitter and Reddit to allow all of our followers a chance at having their voice heard in naming the fourth player of the week. Here is who was eligible!
POTW Candidate: Frankie Williams
DB, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1 tackle, 1 interception, 1 touchdown
POTW Candidate: Jordan Williams
LB, BC Lions
8 tackles, 1 interception
POTW Candidate: Marc Liegghio
K, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
4/4 field goals, long of 50
For the first time since running this series in week two, a player has run away with the votes. While Twitter decided Frankie Williams should have been the Player of the Week, we opened things up to Reddit on r/CFL this week who overwhelmingly voted for Marc Liegghio. Below you can see the final vote count.
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.
|Player||Number of Votes|
|Frankie Williams (HAM, DB)||31|
|Jordan Williams (BC, LB)||17|
|Marc Liegghio (WPG, K)||77|
The Blue Bombers have had concerns at kicker all season long with Tyler Crapigna struggling to make his field goals on a consistent basis, and while Liegghio was a time count violation away from missing the go-ahead kick late in the game, he was given a second chance and was 4/4 on the night. He did miss an extra point that would have been critical had Rene Paredes made his long field goal at the end of the game, but he came up just short. Although it wasn’t a perfect night for Liegghio by any means, he’s adding his name to the list of players who have won 13th Man Sports Player of the Week.
|Week 1||Abdul Kanneh – Ottawa Redblacks||6 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 touchdown|
|Week 2||Jonathan Woodard – Saskatchewan Roughriders||2 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble|
|Week 3||Greg Ellingson – Edmonton Elks||9 receptions, 148 yards|
|Week 4||Marc Liegghio – Winnipeg Blue Bombers||4/4 field goals, long of 50|