Darian Durant honoured for strong effort in CFL playoffs

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant was named CFL offensive player of the week Tuesday after guiding his team to a West Division semifinal victory over B.C.

Riders QB a passing, running threat in West semifinal

Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant completed 19 of 23 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 29-25 win over B.C. in the CFL West semifinal. He also ran for 97 yards on six carries and was named the league's offensive player of the week on Tuesday. (Liam Richards/Canadian Press)

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant was named CFL offensive player of the week Tuesday after guiding his team to a West Division semifinal victory over B.C.

Durant completed 19 of 23 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in the 29-25 win last weekend. He also picked up 97 rushing yards on six carries.

Teammate Chris Milo picked up the special-teams honour after connecting on five of six field-goal attempts and adding a pair of converts.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence was named defensive player of the week and Lions running back Andrew Harris earned the top Canadian honour.

Lawrence had a game-high seven tackles to help Hamilton advance to the East final with a 19-16 overtime win over the Montreal Alouettes.

Harris, from Winnipeg, ran for 93 yards on 10 carries in the Lions' loss. He added two receptions for 21 yards.

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