Alouettes' Brandon Whitaker wins CFL offensive player of the week
Montreal Alouettes running back Brandon Whitaker won his second CFL offensive player of the week award on Tuesday.
Whitaker posted a season-high 115 yards on 18 carries and 64 yards on six receptions for a 179-yard performance in the Als' third win of the season over Winnipeg.
Whitaker's teammate Sean Whyte won the CFL's honour for special teams player of the week. Whyte kicked a perfect 4-for-4 on field goal attempts, adding three extra points to a total of 18 points for Montreal against the Bombers. Whyte now leads the CFL in kicking points scored with 62.
B.C. Lions linebacker Adam Bighill took the defensive player of the week award. One sack, one interception and seven tackles in the Lion's 18-9 win over the Argos at the Rogers Centre were enough for Bighill to earn his second award of the season. With the win, the Lions top the West Division standings.
James Yurichuk took the honour of top Canadian player for week six. Registering five tackles and one interception in the Lion's victory over the Argos in Toronto, Yurichuk intercepted a crucial Ricky Ray pass at 13:16 of the first quarter, to help the Lions set the tone for the remainder of the game.
The players of the week awards are sponsored by Gibson's Finest.