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Following a tough, last-minute 25-24 win on the road versus the Calgary Stampeders, the BC Lions are proud to announce that running back Andrew Harris has earned his third Canadian Player of the Week award and defensive back Ronnie Yell has collected Defensive Player of the Week kudos as announced by the CFL this morning.
Harris was huge once again for the Lions’ offence pounding the ball for 70 yards along the ground on 15 carries and adding another 73 yards through the air on five receptions including a four-yard major in the fourth quarter.
This is Harris’ third Player of the Week award in the Canadian category to go along with the monthly award for July he picked up last week. The talented running back remains atop the CFL rushing standings after six weeks with 381 yards and the league’s second-best pass-receiving total of 341 yards to give him a CFL-leading 722 yards from scrimmage.
First-year Lion defensive back Ronnie Yell garnered Defensive Player of the Week honours with a brilliant performance including his first pro interception which he promptly returned 34 yards for a major, making Bo Levi Mitchell’s first interception pass of the season a constly one. If the pick-six wasn’t enough, the talented cornerback also forced a fumble in the closing moments to snuff out a Calgary drive that appeared destined for the game’s winning points.
The Lions handed the Stamps their first loss of the season in the come-from-behind victory, rallying in the fourth quarter and putting up two TDs.
You can catch all the action as the Lions return home this week to take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at BC Place on Friday, August 8 at 7:00 pm presented by Nissan.