Henry Burris picked in October where he left off in September, rattling off victory after victory for the Ottawa RedBlacks and claiming spot after spot in the weekly award listings. Such was the work of the Riders QB that once again he has claimed the top spot for the monthly overview, with 1,724 yards through the air and a completion percentage of 73 percent, a mark which included six TD completions. Though the 2015 season Burris has led the league in passing with 5,335 yards, tossed 20 touchdown passes and held to the 70 per cent range through much of the year when it comes to completion rates on the season.
Another QB who has had a fairly good year has been Mike Reilly, who once back in the line up after recovering from injury hasn't looked back as he and the Eskimos tore up the West Division this season, with October the exclamation mark on the year thanks to a 5-0 record. Through the month, Reilly threw for 1,579 yards and nine TD completions, securing first place in the West and a home playoff date in three weeks time.
One of Reilly's favourite targets claims the third and final spot of the month, with Adarius Bowman providing some of the heavy artillery in an impressive Eskimo arsenal. On the month Bowman accumulated 558 receiving yards on 37 receptions, picked up a pair of TD's during the Eskimos undefeated march through October.
All three players will have their bonus points added to the Top Performers listings through to the end of the season.
The CFL's Shaw Top Performers for September
1st -- Henry Burris -- QB -- Ottawa RedBlacks -- 200 points
2nd -- Mike Reilly -- QB -- Edmonton Eskimos -- 100 Points
3rd -- Adarius Bowman -- SB -- Edmonton Eskimos -- 50 points
CFL.ca review of the Players of the Month
Twelve Men on the Field Archive of the Shaw Top Performers Listings for the 2014 season