Shaw CFL Top Performers (2): Ellingson, Davis and Thomas Erlington named

TORONTO — Greg Ellingson, Dominique Davis and Sean Thomas Erlington were named Shaw CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 2 of the CFL’s 2019 season.

The three players were chosen by a panel of judges who independently send their selections to the CFL head office. The panel includes former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.

REC | GREG ELLINGSON | EDMONTON ESKIMOS

In his second game in green and gold, Greg Ellingson had a standout game in the Eskimos’ 39-23 victory against the BC Lions.

The Florida International product recorded nine receptions for 174 yards and two touchdowns. The performance marked his 21st 100+ yard game in his seven-year career in the CFL.

His first major of the season came late in the first half on a quick three-yard strike from Trevor Harris which gave the Esks their first lead of the game, 19-17.

His second touchdown came on the final play of the third quarter after Harris slung a 54-yard pass to Ellingson to extend the lead to 33-23.

The Tampa, Fla., native now has 38 career receiving touchdowns. Through two games, Ellingson leads the league with 14 receptions and 240 receiving yards.

QB | DOMINIQUE DAVIS | OTTAWA REDBLACKS

In his fourth career start, Ottawa REDBLACKS quarterback Dominique Davis set a number of personal bests en route to Ottawa defeating Saskatchewan 44-41 at TD Place.

Davis completed 30 of 39 passes (76.9%) for 354 yards and three touchdown passes while adding 43 yards on the ground.

The East Carolina alum found Dominique Rhymes late in the first quarter from 20-yards out which led to the REDBLACKS gaining the lead following a two-point covert, 8-7.

In the second quarter, Davis went play-action and found Jean-Christophe Beaulieu in the endzone for a 23-yard major after Ottawa forced a turnover on special teams while deep in Riders territory.

On the next possession, the REDBLACKS got a 42-yard punt return from Ryan Lankford which allowed Davis to spot Seth Coate down the sidelines for a 43-yard gain before finishing the drive with an 7-yard TD to RJ Harris.

In the game, Davis connected with seven different receivers. Through two games, the Lakeland, Fla., native has led the REDBLACKS to a 2-0 record while passing for 630 yards.

RB | SEAN THOMAS ERLINGTON | HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

Sean Thomas Erlington racked up 165 all-purpose yards to spoil the Toronto Argonauts home opening game, 64-14.

The former Montreal Carabin carried the ball 12 times for 109 yards (9.1 yards per rush) while notching four rushes for 10+ yards, and one for 50+ yards.

The Montreal native also added three receptions for 56 yards, including this highlight reel catch that was good for a 37-yard pick up.

This season, Thomas Erlington has rushed for 177 yards (7.7 yards per rush) and has added six receptions for 91 yards.

Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week!

Andrew Harris won Week 1 of Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week and collected 10 bonus points.


Rank Player 2019 Total Points
T-1 Trevor Harris 100
T-1 Greg Ellingson 100
T-3 CJ Gable 50
T-3 Dominique Davis 50
5 Andrew Harris 35
6 Sean Thomas Erlington 25

 

2019 SHAW CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK

Week 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Trevor Harris (EDM) CJ Gable (EDM) Andrew Harris (WPG)*
2 Greg Ellingson (EDM) Dominique Davis (OTT) Sean Thomas Erlington (HAM)

*Indicates Shaw Fans’ Choice of the Week winner


Shaw CFL Top Performers Explained

What is the program?

The Shaw CFL Top Performers recognizes weekly and monthly player achievement in the CFL and is separate from our year end awards.

How does it work?

Each week and month during the CFL Regular Season a panel of CFL experts vote on the three top CFL Performers across the league in order. Those players are awarded points for each time they win.

Then we throw it out to you, the fans, to Retweet our Twitter posts announcing the winners. The player with the most Retweets will receive extra points and be crowned the Shaw Fan’s Choice of the Week. Remember, once the next Week begins voting ends; so get your RTs in fast!

What is the scoring system?

Here are the points for each award winner.

Shaw Top Performers of the Week Shaw Top Performers of the Month
#1 = 100 points #1 = 200 points
#2 = 50 points #2 = 100 points
#3 = 25 points #3 = 50 points
10 bonus points to the player with the most RTs

 

source: cfl.ca

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