Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Chick and Messam Get CFL Player Awards
Saskatchewan Roughrider defensive end John Chick and running back Jerome Messam have each been named a CFL Player of the Week.
Chick was named Defensive Player of the Week after another impressive performance in Thursday’s 23-17 victory over the Blue Bombers in Winnipeg. The 31-year-old Wyoming native wreaked havoc while registering five defensive tackles and three quarterback sacks.
For the season, Chick has 18 defensive tackles, six tackles for loss, one forced fumble, and a league leading nine quarterback sacks. This is the fourth time in five CFL seasons that Chick has picked up Defensive Player of the Week and second time this season.
Messam was named Canadian Player of the Week after an equally impressive week seven performance. The 29-year-old Toronto native powered his way to 126 yards on 19 carries as the Rider offence stuck to the ground attack.
The five year CFL veteran boosted his season totals 140 yards on 26 carries in four games since joining the Riders. It is the seventh time in his career Messam has picked up Player of the Week honours.
It is the fifth and sixth time this season that a Rider has earned Player of the Week honours after Ricky Foley (twice), John Chick (twice), Sam Hurl and Jerome Messam have all been recognized.