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Montreal QB Calvillo honored in monthly awards

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo, Edmonton Eskimos linebacker J.C Sherritt, Hamilton Tiger-Cats kick returner Chris Williams and Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish were named CFL Players of the Month for the month of August.

Calvillo led the Alouettes to a 3-0 record in August, throwing for 1,024 yards and seven touchdowns, while completing 66 percent of his passes. The Montreal quarterback also threw for at least 300 yards in each of those games.

Sherritt received defensive honors for the second consecutive month, recording 29 tackles, three interceptions and one forced fumble to help the Eskimos to a 2-1 record for the month.

Williams also collected his second special teams award in as many months by totaling 246 yards on punt returns and bringing two back for touchdowns. The Tiger-Cats kick returner now has returned five kicks for majors on the year, tying for the most in a single CFL season.

Cornish, a native of New Westminster, British Columbia, received the top Canadian player honor as he ran for 372 yards on 56 carries and caught eight passes for 75 yards.

08/30 14:41:17 ET


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