Argos’ Owens receives another honour


Some good came out of another Toronto Argos’ loss.

On Tuesday the CFL named Chad Owens as the special teams player of the week.

The electric Argos rookie combined for 300 yards in last weeks 27-16 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Hawaii native returned six kickoffs for 167 yards and returned six punts for 133 yards.

Owens is a bone fide triple threat on special teams for Toronto, leading the league in punt return yards [759], kickoff return yards [924] and combined yards [2,407].

He has won four Gibson’s Finest weekly awards this season, three for his outstanding play on special teams and one as the league top offence player.

Other award winners were:

Henry Burris of the Calgary Stampeders won the offensive player of the week award after throwing for 412 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-21 win over the Montreal Alouettes.

Rod Davis of the Edmonton Eskimoes grabbed defensive player honours with seven tackles and one interception, which he returned for a 22-yard touchdown in Edmonton’s 37-35 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Andy Fantuz won the Canadian Player of the Week for his six receptions for 114 yards and one touchdown in Saskatchewan’s win over Toronto.