October 4, 2011

Cornish, Hughes honoured by CFL

The Calgary Stampeders are pleased to announce that running back Jon Cornish and defensive lineman Charleston Hughes have been honoured by the Canadian Football League for their play in Week 14.
Cornish collected a pair of honours on Tuesday as he was named the CFL’s offensive player of the week and top Canadian. Hughes, meanwhile, was named defensive player of the week.

Cornish and Hughes played important roles on Saturday as the Stampeders improved to 8-5 with a 40-3 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Cornish rushed the ball 13 times for 149 yards, giving him an average of 11.5 yards per carry. Cornish registered a pair of touchdowns on rushes of two and 35 yards. He also had one reception for 32 yards on a drive that eventually led to his two-yard score.

Hughes had two sacks on Saturday, with his second of the game resulting in a Darian Durant fumble that was picked up by Calgary’s Daren Stone. This led to a Hughes_111004.jpg64-yard drive capped by Drew Tate’s two-yard touchdown run. Hughes’ biggest play of the game came late in the first half when he grabbed a loose ball and ran 71 yards into the end zone for his first career touchdown. Hughes finished the game with five tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one touchdown.

Stamps players have now received a total of eight player-of-the-week awards in 2011.

In Week 9, Henry Burris was named top offensive player while Johnny Forzani was top Canadian. Kicker Rene Paredes and kick returner Larry Taylor were named the league’s top special teams player in Weeks 2 and 6, respectively, while Jabari Arthur was voted top Canadian in Week 7.