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Joe West named CFL's offensive player of week

Receiver Joe West, who helped the Calgary Stampeders beat the Ottawa Redblacks just hours after learning his brother had been murdered, was named the CFL's offensive player of the week.

Caught 4 passes for 129 yards vs. Redblacks in memory of murdered brother

Stampeders receiver Joe West was named the CFL's top offensive player of the week on Tuesday. The 30-year-old West had four catches for 129 yards in Calgary's 32-7 victory Sunday, opting to play in memory of his 23-year-old brother, Brandon Hobdy, who had been shot and killed in Arkansas. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press/File)

Receiver Joe West, who helped the Calgary Stampeders beat the Ottawa Redblacks just hours after learning his brother had been murdered, was named the CFL's offensive player of the week.

West, 30, had four catches for 129 yards in Calgary's 32-7 victory Sunday, opting to play in memory of his 23-year-old brother, Brandon Hobdy, who had been shot and killed in Arkansas. West, a third-year veteran, has 11 receptions this year for 268 yards, an impressive 24.4-yard average.

Edmonton linebacker Dexter McCoil captured top defensive player honours. He scored two TDs, registered two interceptions and five tackles in the Eskimos' 41-27 home win over the Toronto Argonauts.

Edmonton defensive tackle Eddie Steele was named the top Canadian. The Winnipeg native had a sack, pass knockdown, six defensive tackles and another on special teams against Toronto.

For the second straight week, Tim Brown of the B.C. Lions was the top special-teams player. He had 277 combined return yards, including a 75-yard punt return TD, in a 20-16 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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