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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.


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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