Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Chick and Bagg Get CFL POW Honours
Saskatchewan Roughrider defensive end John Chick and wide receiver Rob Bagg have each been named a CFL Player of the Week.
For the second consecutive week and third time this season, Chick was named Defensive Player of the Week. The 31-year-old Wyoming native registered four defensive tackles, three quarterback sacks and a forced fumble in Saturday’s 16-11 win versus the vising Montreal Alouettes. It was the fourth game this season in which Chick has registered multiple quarterback sacks.
Through seven games Chick has 22 defensive tackles, six tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, and a league leading 12 quarterback sacks. It is the fifth time in five CFL seasons that Chick has picked up Defensive Player of the Week.
Bagg was named Canadian Player of the Week after his own impressive week eight performance. The 29-year-old Kingston, ON native caught six passes for 90 yards including a pivotal 30 yard touchdown reception early in the fourth quarter.
The seven year CFL veteran has one touchdown on the season while currently leading the Riders with 25 catches and 359 yards after seven games. It is the fourth time in his career Bagg has picked up Player of the Week honours.
This is the seventh and eighth time this season that a Rider has earned Player of the Week honours after John Chick (three), Ricky Foley (twice), Sam Hurl, Rob Bagg and Jerome Messam have all been recognized.