Lions running back Martell Mallett named CFL offensive player of the week

B.C. teammates Martell Mallett and JoJuan Armour were among the CFL weekly award winners Wednesday after leading the Lions to a win over the league-leading Montreal Alouettes.

B.C. Lions' Martell Mallett

B.C. Lions' Martell Mallett

TORONTO — B.C. teammates Martell Mallett and JoJuan Armour were among the CFL weekly award winners Wednesday after leading the Lions to a win over the league-leading Montreal Alouettes.

Mallett recorded 213 yards rushing on 21 carries in the 19-12 victory last Friday to earn offensive player of the week honours. Mallett, who was a unanimous selection for the honour, also had two catches for 14 yards and a touchdown.

Armour earned the defensive award after posting seven tackles and two sacks in the victory.

Argos receiver/kick returner Andre Durie had six returns for 189 yards in Monday’s 34-15 loss to Hamilton to capture the special teams honour. His longest return was an 82-yarder in the third quarter.

Ticats receiver Dave Stala had six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown in Hamilton’s win to take the top Canadian award.