Brandon Whitaker, Jerrell Freeman, Paul McCallum and Jon Cornish have earned CFL player of the month honours.

Whitaker, a running back with the Montreal Alouettes, was named the top offensive player for September, registering 65 carries for 367 yards, with an average of 5.6 yards per carry, plus a touchdown.

His longest carry was 27 yards. Whitaker also caught 21 passes for 222 yards, including a 35-yarder, plus three touchdowns.

Freeman, a Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker, picked up the defensive player award after registering 31 tackles, a sack and an interception for a 24-yard return in September.

McCallum was named the top special teams player, connecting on all 15 field goal attempts and 16 converts for the B.C. Lions. The kicker also recorded three singles for a total of 64 points last month.

His longest field goal was from 48-yards out, and he connected on 27 in a row, just one away from Dave Ridgeway's record set in 1993 with Saskatchewan.

Calgary Stampeders running back Cornish took the top Canadian honours. Cornish registered 34 carries for 336 yards, and scored two touchdowns. His longest carry in September was 38 yards.

Cornish also caught eight passes for 166 yards. His longest reception was 62 yards.