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Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo named CFL's offensive player of the week

07/17/2012 01:16 EDT | Updated 09/16/2012 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo battled through a sore shoulder to claim the CFL's offensive player of the week award, one of three Montreal players honoured Tuesday.

The 39-year-old pivot was 23-of-38 for 325 yards and three touchdowns in Montreal's 33-32 comeback win over the Calgary Stampeders.

Calvillo, who suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder a week earlier, came up big in the fourth quarter, completing a seven-yard TD pass to S.J. Green at 13:13, followed by a three-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Lavoie at 14:13.

Montreal teammate Jerald Brown added to the Alouettes' haul by claiming defensive honours. The defensive back intercepted Calgary quarterback Kevin Glenn with 1:36 remaining in the fourth quarter, returning it 33 yards downfield.

Alouettes linebacker Shea Emery added top Canadian honours thanks to his six tackles against Calgary.

Meanwhile, Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver/kick returner Chris Williams took the special teams nod. Williams had four punt returns for 113 yards and a touchdown, one missed field goal return for a 119-yard touchdown and one reception for 34 yards for another TD in the Ticats' 36-27 win over the Toronto Argonauts.

The players of the week awards are sponsored by Gibson's Finest.

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