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Dan LeFevour wins weekly offensive player award in first CFL start

Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Dan LeFevour looks to make a pass during their home opener against the Ottawa RedBlacks in CFL action in Hamilton, Ont., Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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Hamilton quarterback Dan LeFevour was named CFL offensive player of the week Monday after leading the Tiger-Cats to a 33-23 win over Ottawa in his first career CFL start.

LeFevour completed 21 of 30 passes for 361 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Banks on Hamilton's first possession of Saturday's game. He also rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown.

LeFevour was starting in place of Zach Collaros, who is on the six-game injured list with head and back injuries.

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Saskatchewan teammates John Chick and Sam Hurl were awarded the top defensive and top Canadian honours respectively.

Chick, a defensive end, sacked Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray twice, forced a fumble and added a tackle in the Roughriders' 37-9 win over Toronto at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday.

Linebacker Hurl, a Calgary native, had seven tackles and recovered a fumble.

Winnipeg kicker/punter Lirim Hajrullahu won the special teams award. The rookie from St. Catharines, Ont., connected on all five field-goal attempts and scored 17 points in the Blue Bombers' 23-6 road win over the B.C. Lions on Friday.

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