Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Henry Burris, J.C Sherritt, Daryl Townsend and Andrew Harris were named the Gibson’s Finest CFL Players of the Week for Week Five of the 2012 Canadian Football League season.

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

Following his near-perfect outing in Week 4, Hamilton quarterback Henry Burris was named the Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 5.

Burris completed 29 of his 40 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Tiger-Cats to a furious comeback win over the Roughriders. The 37-year-old became the first quarterback to throw four touchdowns in consecutive games since Casey Printers accomplished the feat in 2005. Burris has thrown for four touchdowns in three of his last four games.

The 13-year veteran currently leads all quarterbacks in touchdown passes with 15.

For the second time this season, Edmonton linebacker J.C. Sherritt has earned top defensive honours. Sherritt registered a game-high 10 tackles in the Esks' 23-22 loss to the Blue Bombers.

The 2011 Most Outstanding Rookie nominee currently leads the league in tackles with 41.

The Special Teams Player of the Week is Montreal safety Daryl Townsend. Townsend collected a game-high four special teams tackles in the Alouettes' 23-20 home loss to the Argonauts. He currently shares the league-lead in the category with 11 on the year.

Winnipeg native Andrew Harris is the Canadian Player of the Week, following his strong outing in BC's win over the Stampeders on Saturday night.

The running back registered 55 yards on nine carries, as well as 37 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions.

Harris sits in fourth in the league in rushing yards with 351.

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