Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Anthony Calvillo, Jerald Brown, Chris Williams and Shea Emry were named the Gibson's Finest CFL Players of the Week for Week 3, the Canadian Football League announced today.

The four players were chosen by a panel of judges including: former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde, now of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.

Quarterback Anthony Calvillo was named the Offensive Player of the Week, following his standout performance in Montreal's second win of the season.

The 39-year-old completed 23 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns - two of which arrived with less than two minutes remaining in the game - to give the Alouettes a 33-32 come-from-behind victory over the visiting Calgary Stampeders.

His outing launched him to the top of the league passing yards list, as he leads all quarterbacks with 942 yards.

Calvillo's teammate, defensive back Jerald Brown, was named the Defensive Player of the Week, thanks in large part to his timely interception on Kevin Glenn on Thursday night.

With the Alouettes trailing by six with less than two minutes remaining, Brown picked off Glenn, returning it to Calgary's one-yard line. Three plays later, Calvillo found rookie Patrick Lavoie for the winning score.

Despite missing a fraction of the game due to an injury, Brown also managed to register a season-high five tackles.

The Special Teams Player of the Week is Tiger-Cats returner Chris Williams. Williams had a stellar night in the first installment of the Battle of Ontario, returning four punts for 113 yards, including an 89-yard return that he took back for a touchdown.

Williams capped off his big night with a 119-yard missed field goal return for a touchdown in the second quarter, leading the Ticats to a 36-27 win over the Toronto Argonauts.

Finally, the Canadian Player of the Week is Richmond, BC native Shea Emry.

The linebacker was a force in Week 3, registering a game-high six tackles, en-route to helping Alouettes secure top spot in the East Division.

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