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Stampeders QB Tate named offensive player of the week

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate has been named the CFL's offensive player of the week for his resilient performance in the West Division semifinal.

Argos receiver Chad Owens won the special teams award

Drew Tate throws the ball during a game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate has been named the CFL's offensive player of the week for his resilient performance in the West Division semifinal.

Tate completed 22-of-36 passes for 363 yards and two touchdowns in the Stampeders' 36-30 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday.

Tate sparked the winning drive with less than one minute remaining in the game, throwing a 68-yard touchdown pass to Romby Bryant that sealed the victory for the Stampeders.

Tate kept his focus in the game after getting his "bell rung" in the first half on a helmet-to-helmet hit that sparked fears the quarterback may have suffered a concussion.

Calgary teammates Keon Raymond and Jon Cornish were named top defensive player and top Canadian, respectively.

Toronto receiver/kick returner Chad Owens won the special teams award for his role in the Argonauts' 42-26 win over Edmonton in the East semifinal.