B.C. Lions quarterback Casey Printers named CFL offensive player of the week

B.C. Lions quarterback Casey Printers was named CFL offensive player of the week Tuesday while teammate Ricky Foley was named defensive player of the week and top Canadian.

TORONTO - B.C. Lions quarterback Casey Printers was named CFL offensive player of the week Tuesday while teammate Ricky Foley was named defensive player of the week and top Canadian.

Printers threw for 360 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 34-27 overtime victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Division semifinal last weekend. He also connected with Ian Smart on an eight-yard touchdown pass in overtime.

Tiger-Cats quarterback Kevin Glenn was also considered.

Foley, a unanimous pick as top Canadian, had six tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Hamilton linebacker Otis Floyd was runner-up for the defensive award.

Edmonton Eskimos kick returner/wide receiver Skyler Green was named special teams player of the week.

He had a 93-yard return for a touchdown in a 24-21 loss to the Calgary Stampeders in the West Division semifinal. Green, a unanimous pick for the honour, finished with 176 return yards.

 
 
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