TORONTO — Calgary slotback Nik Lewis, who had more than 100 yards receiving in the Stampeders’ 23-20 win over the Toronto Argonauts, was named the CFL’s offensive player of the week Tuesday.
Lewis had five catches for 118 yards in the victory over Toronto. He also recorded a huge block on Argos linebacker Zeke Moreno in the fourth quarter that allowed quarterback Henry Burris to complete a six-yard pass to Teyo Johnson.
Edmonton Eskimos tailback Arkee Whitlock was also considered for the award.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Jamall Johnson captured defensive player honours. Johnson had eight tackles and a sack in Edmonton’s 31-30 win over the Ticats.
Linebacker Shannon James and defensive lineman Malik Jackson, both of the Calgary Stampeders, were finalists for the award.
Calgary kick-returner Titus Ryan was named the top special-teams player. Ryan accumulated 188 returns yards in the win over Toronto. He had four kickoff returns for 110 yards and added 78 yards on eight punt returns.
Edmonton’s Noel Prefontaine and Toronto’s Andre Durie also received consideration for the honour.
Prefontaine claimed top Canadian honours. The Eskimos kicker booted three field goals, including the winner from 48 yards out, in Edmonton’s 31-30 victory over Hamilton.
Calgary guard Dimitri Tsoumpas and Hamilton defensive tackle Matt Kirk were award finalists.