Thursday, November 08, 2012
Gibson's Players of the Week (Week Nineteen) November 6, 2012
The final game of the year for Henry Burris was an award winning effort, though we imagine Hank would trade in his week nineteen Gibson's for the playoff spot that the Ti Cats lost out on Thursday night.
The man who put those Cats out of the playoffs also gained the Gibson's nod for the final week of the regular season, as Sawyze Waters picked up the Special Teams Award for his late game heroics of Thursday.
JC Sherritt's record breaking night against the Stamps was the highlight reel material that the Gibson's panel viewed for their Defensive player of the week award.
While Henoc Muamba finished off his Blue Bomber year with an outstanding day at Canad Inn field, one that gained him the Canadian Player of the week award.
The full review of the Gibson's of week nineteen can be found below.
CFL.ca Press release
Offensive Player of the Week
Henry Burris, Hamilton Tiger Cats QB
A couple of last minute drives that almost did the trick provided the video evidence for this week's Gibson's Offensive Player of the Week. As Hamilton's Henry Burris did almost all he could to bring the Ti Cats into the playoff round. Burris' late game heroics gave his team hope, but Swayze Waters snatched it away with his own dramatic moment at the game's closing. While he took away victory from Burris, he couldn't keep him from the Gibson's award, Burris' fourth of the year.
Defensive Player of the Month and Top Canadian
JC Sherritt, Edmonton Eskmos, DL
For a period of Friday night, JC Sherritt was matching Jon Cornish, play for play in the pursuit of records at Commonwealth Stadium. Cornish would gain some yards edging closer to Normie Kwong's rushing record, Sherritt would counter with yet another tackle on the way to his claiming of the tackles record in the CFL record book. By games end, both Cornish and Sherritt would find their names in that book and for good measure Sherritt would once again be found on the Gibson's Players award roster.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Swayze Waters, Toronto Argonauts, PK
The drinks were on Toronto Saturday if for no other reason than Swayze Waters put away the Tiger Cats, as good as it gets for a supporter of the Double Blue. Waters late game field goal dashed the hopes of the Cats for playoff options for 2012, providing the Argos with a victory over their provincial rival. A moment almost as good as the fact that they have practices all this week for their Eastern Semi Final match up with the Eskimos Sunday.
Canadian of the Week of the Week
Henoc Muamba, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, LB
The Bombers said farewell to Canad Inn Stadium on Saturday and Henoc Muamba did his best to make sure the day was a memorable send off. Muamba made 10 tackles and one sack in the Bombers victory. Earning him Canadian player of the week honours for this final week of the season.
CFL Video Zone
Players of the Week Highlights (view here)
Top Ten plays of Week 19 (view here)
Ultimate Replay of Week 19 (view here)
Gibson's Players of the Week Archives for 2012