Cobb, Johnson, Whitlock, Getzlaf capture CFL weekly awards
Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Chris Getzlaf, left, runs the ball in for a touchdown as Calgary Stampeders’ Ronnie Amadi chases him Saturday.
Another huge performance against the B.C. Lions has earned DeAndra’ Cobb another CFL offensive player of the week award.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats rookie running back captured the honour for the second time this year after rushing for 167 yards and two TDs in a 30-18 win over B.C. Cobb captured the award for the first time three weeks ago after running for 100 yards and catching five passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in a 31-28 victory over the Lions.
Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Ricky Ray was a finalist for the award.
Hamilton linebacker Jamall Johnson claimed defensive player honours after registering 10 tackles against B.C. The former Lion also had a sack and forced fumble in the contest.
Winnipeg defensive end Gavin Walls and Edmonton defensive tackle Dario Romero were also considered.
Edmonton’s Arkee Whitlock was named special-teams player for his performance in a 33-19 win over previously unbeaten Montreal. Whitlock had 131 yards on three kick returns and gave the Eskimos solid field position throughout the game.
Saskatchewan slotback Chris Getzlaf was a unanimous pick for top Canadian. Replacing the injured Andy Fantuz, Getzlaf had five catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns, the second coming on a 65-yard reception that earned the Riders’ a 24-23 win over Calgary.