Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Two Riders Win Weekly Awards

Saskatchewan Roughrider linebacker Renauld Williams has been named Gibson’s Finest CFL Defensive Player of the Week, while teammate Andy Fantuz has been named Gibson’s Finest CFL Canadian Player of the Week.

Williams was a dominant force on Sunday as the Riders clinched a berth in the 2009 Grey Cup with a 27-17 win over Calgary. The Rider linebacker had ten defensive tackles and three quarterback sacks in the West Final. Williams finished the regular season with 59 defensive tackles, eight special team tackles, three quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four pass knockdowns.

Fantuz was the Riders’ top receiver in the West Final victory on Sunday with five catches for 89 yards and one touchdown. This marks the fourth Gibson’s Finest Canadian Player of the Week award for Fantuz who tallied 67 catches for 882 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season.

Williams and Fantuz join teammates Stevie Baggs, Jason Armstead, Mike McCullough, Luca Congi, and Chris Getzlaf as Rider weekly award winners this season.

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