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Jon Cornish rambles his way to a pair of CFL Player of the Week awards

Jon Cornish, right, escapes from two Edmonton Eskimos while piling up 163 yards in Week 10.
Jon Cornish, right, escapes from two Edmonton Eskimos while piling up 163 yards in Week 10.
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Calgary’s Jon Cornish nabbed two of the Canadian Football League Player of the Week honours and Ricky Foley and Troy Stoudermire picked up the others for Week 10 of the 2014 season.

Jon Cornish was named the Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for a season-high 163 yards and adding a touchdown in the Stampeders’ 28-13 win over the second place Eskimos. The former University of Kansas Jayhawk’s stellar Labour Day performance also garnered him Canadian Player of the Week honours.

Cornish, playing in only his third game of the season, showed off the form that led to him winning the league’s 2013 Most Outstanding Player award. He carried the ball 17 times to average 9.6 yards per carry and also punched in a three-yard touchdown in the final quarter.

This is Cornish’s first Player of the Week honour this season.

Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive end Ricky Foley was named the Defensive Player of the Week for notching a pair of sacks, racking up a tackle and forcing then recovering a fumble to spur the Riders to their sixth straight victory, a 35-30 decision over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The product of York University is tied for fourth in the league in sacks with seven and is on pace to surpass his single-season career-high of 12 set in the 2009 campaign.

This is Foley’s second Defensive Player of the Week honour this season, with his first coming in Week 1.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers kick and punt returner Troy Stoudermire was named the Special Teams Player of the Week.

Stoudermire returned a Josh Bartel punt 64 yards untouched for a touchdown in the Blue Bombers’ road loss to the Roughriders.

In the game, Stoudermire recorded 224 combined return yards.

The all-time kickoff return yards leader at the University of Minnesota returned four punts for 71 yards (averaging 17.8 yards) and seven kickoffs for 153 yards (averaging 21.9 yards) in the tilt.

This is Stoudermire’s first Player of the Week honour.

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


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