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CFL's Western Conference goes four for four in Player of the Week awards

Joe West (right, in file photo) named Offensive Player of the Week for Week 9.
Joe West (right, in file photo) named Offensive Player of the Week for Week 9.
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The Canadian Football League’s Western Conference swept the Player of the Week awards for Week Nine of the 2014 CFL season.

Offensive Player of the Week - Joe West

Wide receiver Joe West of the Calgary Stampeders was named CFL Offensive Player of the Week for catching four passes for a season-high 129 yards in Calgary's 32-7 road victory over the Ottawa RedBlacks.

The three-year CFL veteran and a product of the University of Texas at El Paso, caught two passes for more than 50 yards in the game - a 58-yard grab in the third quarter and 51-yard catch in the fourth.

This is West's first Player of the Week honour in his career.

Defensive Player of the Week - Dexter McCoil

Linebacker Dexter McCoil of the Edmonton Eskimos was named the Defensive Player of the Week for scoring a pair of touchdowns, intercepting two passes and making five tackles in the Edmonton's 41-27 win over the visiting Argonauts.

The 6'4" 222 pound Metairie, Louisiana, native is second in the league with four interceptions and second on the Eskimos with 25 tackles on the season.

This is McCoil's first season in the CFL and his first career Player of the Week honour.

Special Teams Player of the Week - Tim Brown

B.C. Lions kick and punt returner Tim Brown was named Special Teams Player of the Week for piling up 277 combined return yards, including a punt return for a touchdown in the Lions' 20-16 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Brown earned the same honour in Week 8.

The 5'8" 190 pound native of Stockton, California, leads the league in punt return yards with 353.

This is the fifth time in Brown's career that he has been named Special Teams Player of the Week.

Canadian Player of the Week - Eddie Steele

Edmonton Eskimos defensive tackle Eddie Steele was named the Canadian Player of the Week for recording a sack, a pass knockdown, a special teams tackle and six total tackles in the Eskimos' 41-27 home win over Toronto.

Steele, a product of the University of Manitoba, has already tied his career-best in sacks with three and has recorded 23 tackles through the first eight games of the season.

This is Steele's first Canadian Player of the Week award in his career.

A panel of judges that included former CFL players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS chose the four players.

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