TORONTO -- Jamel Richardson, Alex Suber, Tim Brown and Ian Logan were named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Week for the opening week of the 2011 season.
The four players were chosen by a panel of judges including former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde, now of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.
Gibson's Finest CFL Offensive Player of the Week
SB – Montreal Alouettes
Jamel Richardson, 98th Grey Cup MVP, dominated the Montreal Alouettes’ receiving corps in their first game of the 2011 regular season. Richardson had an impressive second quarter, scoring two big touchdowns. Richardson’s first touchdown, a 40-yarder, occurred at the beginning of the second quarter and his second touchdown, a 46-yarder, sent the Als into the locker room with a 27-10 lead over the Lions. Richardson finished the game with nine receptions for 162 yards, a career-high.
Gibson's Finest CFL DefensivePlayer of the Week
DB – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Alex Suber earned the title of Gibson’s Finest CFL Defensive Player of the Week with a fourth quarter interception that resulted in a 66-yard touchdown and the lead for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Suber also registered six tackles.
Gibson's Finest CFL Special Teams Player of the Week
RB – BC Lions
Tim Brown, rookie running back for the B.C. Lions, shone in his first CFL game. The former Temple Owl earned the title of Gibson’s Finest CFL Special Teams Player of the Week with a 97-yard punt return for a touchdown at the beginning of the second half. Brown finished the game with three kick returns for 50 yards and five punt returns for 132 yards.
Gibson's Finest CFL Canadian Player of the Week
S – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ safety, Ian Logan, intercepted two passes, forcing half of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ turnovers en route to a 24-16 victory at Ivor Wynne Stadium on Canada Day. Logan also registered three tackles on Friday night. This Wilfred Laurier alumnus is currently playing in his sixth season with the Blue Bombers.
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