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West Division players sweep CFL weekly honours

07/09/2013 02:09 EDT | Updated 09/08/2013 05:12 EDT
With West Division teams having won all four head-to-head contests against East Division rivals in Week 2 of the CFL regular season, it's no surprise that all four of the league's weekly honours also went to the West.

Running back Hugh Charles of the Edmonton Eskimos was named Tuesday as the offensive player of the week on the strength of a two-touchdown performance against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

He carried the ball 11 times for 119 yards, including a 70-yard run for a score, in Edmonton's 30-20 win over the Ticats. His other major came on a 13-yard pass, one of three catches he made on Sunday for 27 yards.

Bryant Turner of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers was named the defensive player of the week. The defensive lineman made five tackles, including three sacks, and also forced a fumble as Winnipeg downed the Montreal Alouettes 19-11.

Turner's three sacks have him in a tie for the league lead in that category.

Saskatchewan Roughriders kick returner Jock Sanders was named the special teams player of the week. He returned four kickoffs for 100 yards and six punts for 74 yards in Saskatchewan's 36-21 victory over the Calgary Stampeders.

The Canadian player of the week is B.C. Lions running back Andrew Harris, who had 15 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 24-16 triumph over the Toronto Argonauts.

The Winnipeg native also caught six passes for 49 yards.

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