Lions’ Canadian QB Rourke named CFL prime performer for 2nd time in a few weeks

Lions’ Canadian QB Rourke named CFL prime performer for 2nd time in a few weeks


TORONTO – B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke has been named the CFL’s prime performer of the week for the 2nd time this year.

The Victoria-born pivot headlined the league’s prime performers for 7 days 3 immediately after throwing for 436 yards — a CFL solitary-sport document for passing yards by a Canadian quarterback — and 4 touchdowns in the Lions’ 44-3 thrashing of going to Toronto on Saturday.

Rourke was also the top performer in 7 days 1 following throwing 3 touchdowns and dashing for two a lot more in a 59-15 rout of Edmonton. The Lions had a bye in 7 days 2.

Rourke has passed for 748 yards and finished 87.8 per cent of his passes with 7 touchdowns to no interceptions so much this season.

Calgary receiver Malik Henry and Winnipeg defensive lineman Willie Jefferson were also honoured by the CFL on Tuesday.

Henry caught 6 passes for 173 yards — each vocation highs — and had a touchdown in the Stampeders’ 30-23 earn around the rival Edmonton Elks on Saturday.

Jefferson returned an interception 30 yards for a landing and experienced 3 tackles and a sack as the Blue Bombers downed Hamilton 26-12 on Friday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first posted June 28, 2022.

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke throws a pass during first half of CFL football action against the Toronto Argonauts in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, June 25, 2022.

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