Alouettes Calvillo and Stewart named CFL players of the week
Montreal Alouettes teammates Anthony Calvillo and Anwar Stewart captured CFL awards Tuesday after leading their team to a fourth straight win last week.
TORONTO - Montreal Alouettes teammates Anthony Calvillo and Anwar Stewart captured CFL awards Tuesday after leading their team to a fourth straight win last week.
Calvillo earned the league's offensive player of the week honour after passing for a season high 404 yards on 30 of 39 attempts while throwing two touchdown passes and one interception in a 21-8 win over Hamilton on Thursday.
The quarterback's first touchdown pass to Jamel Richardson in the second quarter moved him past Ron Lancaster into sole possession of second place on the all-time regular-season TD pass list.
Calvillo, who was a unanimous selection for the honour, also threw a touchdown pass to Brian Bratton to put him at 335 career touchdown passes. He now trails only Damon Allen who sits atop the list at 394.
Stewart earned defensive player of the week honours after posting four tackles and two sacks in the victory.
Winnipeg linebacker Barrin Simpson was the runner-up.
Edmonton kick returner Tristan Jackson won the special teams award after playing a major role in the Eskimos' 38-33 come-from-behind victory over Saskatchewan on Saturday. Jackson posted 148 yards on six punt returns, including a 75-yard touchdown to spark the Eskimos' comeback. He also returned five kickoffs for 116 yards.
Calgary kicker Sandro DeAngelis was also considered for the honour.
Jackson's teammate Calvin McCarty earned top Canadian honours after running for 76 yards on nine carries and scoring two touchdowns in Edmonton's win.
He was a unanimous selection.