Bombers' Willis named CFL player of month

Winnipeg Blue Bomber linebacker Odell Willis has been named the CFL's defensive player of the month for July.
Blue Bomber linebacker Odell Willis currently leads the CFL in sacks with seven. (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

Winnipeg Blue Bomber linebacker Odell Willis has been named the CFL's defensive player of the month for July.

Willis, 26, is in his third season in the league and has stormed out of the gate.

He currently leads the CFL in sacks with seven and has at least one in every game so far this year, including back-to-back two-sack games against Toronto and Calgary.

He has also racked up 11 tackles, which ranks him sixth on the team.