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Kory Sheets named CFL’s offensive player of the week

Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Kory Sheets celebrates late in the forth quarter during CFL football action against the B.C. Lions in Regina, Sask., on Saturday, October 19, 2013.


Kory Sheets, who ran for 148 yards and a touchdown to lead the Saskatchewan Roughriders past the B.C. Lions 35-14, was named the CFL's offensive player of the week Tuesday.

Sheets recorded his ninth 100-yard rushing performance of the season to tie the Riders' club record. He has been named the league's offensive player of the week three times this year.

Montreal Alouettes linebacker Chip Cox is the top defensive player. Cox had six tackles, another tackle on special teams, and two sacks in a 36-5 win over Hamilton.

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Calgary running back Jon Cornish was named the top Canadian for the third straight week and sixth time this season. He ran for 145 yards on 19 carries in a 27-13 win over Edmonton.

Cornish leads the CFL in rushing with 1,690 yards.

Montreal kick-returner Bo Bowling is the top special-teams player. Bowling registered 118 yards on five punt returns in the Alouettes' victory over Hamilton and also had two catches for 23 yards.

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