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October 13, 2010

FRC - CIS football players of the week (#6): Chapdelaine, Holden, Taylor honoured

OTTAWA (CIS) – Queen’s quarterback Justin Chapdelaine and Saint Mary’s teammates, defensive back Mark Holden and kick returner Jahmeek Taylor, are the Canadian Interuniversity Sport football players of the week for the period ending Oct. 9, 2010.
 
The selection was made by a committee comprised of members of Football Reporters of Canada (FRC).
 
Chapdelaine, a second-year physical education student from Abbotsford, B.C., was honoured on offence after he became the first quarterback in Gaels (2-4) history to throw for six touchdowns in a single game in a 66-1 domination of Toronto, on Saturday. The 6-foot, 187-pound first-year starter, who also scored on a four-yard run to open the scoring midway through the first quarter, racked up 284 yards on 21-of-25 passing (84%) on the day and found four different receivers in the end zone, including a pair of TD strikes of over 30 yards in the second frame. His six passing majors were one short of the OUA single-game record and two short of the CIS mark.
 
Quarterbacks Kyle Graves of Acadia and Jesse Andrews of Bishop’s were also up for the award.
 
Holden, a fourth-year arts student from Halifax, took home the weekly honour on defence thanks to a career-high three interceptions in a 43-16 road win over StFX on Friday night, including a 77-yard touchdown return in the fourth quarter. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior, whose first two picks came in the third stanza, added two solo tackles as the Huskies claimed their second straight victory to improve to 2-3 on the season. Holden ended the contest with 89 yards on interception returns.    
 
Linebackers Samaël Lavaud of Laval and Sam Sabourin of Queen’s were also nominated.
 
Taylor, a third-year arts student from Mississauga, Ont., was the choice on special teams for the second straight week after he scored punt-return touchdowns of 56 and 63 yards in a span of five minutes in the third quarter of Saint Mary’s win over the X-Men. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound receiver, who had tallied 188 yards on punt returns and an 83-yard TD against Acadia on Oct. 1st, was back at it against StFX as he finished the night with 252 all-purpose yards including 169 on six punt returns, 44 on two receptions and 39 on four carries. His two quick majors in the third frame increased the Huskies’ lead from 14-7 to 28-7. 
 
Kickers Christopher Milo of Laval and Dan Village of Queen’s were also up for the distinction.  
 
Offensive nominees:
AUS: Kyle Graves, quarterback, Acadia
QUFL: Jesse Andrews, quarterback, Bishop’s
OUA: Justin Chapdelaine, quarterback, Queen’s (recipient)
CWUAA: No nominee (bye week)
 
Defensive nominees:
AUS: Mark Holden, defensive back, Saint Mary’s (recipient)
QUFL: Samaël Lavaud, linebacker, Laval
OUA: Sam Sabourin, linebacker, Queen’s
CWUAA: No nominee (bye week)
 
Special team nominees:
AUS: Jahmeek Taylor, kick returner, Saint Mary’s (recipient)
QUFL: Christopher Milo, kicker, Laval
OUA: Dan Village, kicker, Queen’s
CWUAA: No nominee (bye week)
 
CIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (all times LOCAL)
 
Note: Complete webcast and radio schedules at http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2010-11/schedule 
 
October 15
19:00   StFX (1-4) at Saint Mary’s (2-3)
19:00   No. 2 Calgary (4-1) at No. 8 Saskatchewan (3-2) (Shaw TV)
 
October 16
13:00   Concordia (3-3) at Sherbrooke (2-4) (SRC)
13:00   No. 7 Montreal (4-2) at McGill (0-6)
13:00   No. 9 McMaster (5-2) at Toronto (2-4)
13:00   Windsor (2-4) at Guelph (3-3)
13:00   No. 3 Western (5-1) at York (0-6)
13:00   Queen’s (2-4) at Laurier (3-3) (The Score)
13:00   UBC (1-4) at Alberta (2-3)
14:00   Mount Allison (2-3) at No. 10 Acadia (3-2) (EastLink)
14:00   No. 4 Regina (4-1) at Manitoba (1-4) (Shaw TV in Winnipeg)
 
October 17
13:00   No. 5 Bishop’s (5-1) at No. 1 Laval (6-0)

About Football Reporters of Canada – University Division
 
The Football Reporters of Canada – University Division represents journalists and broadcasters in every region of the country covering CIS Football. Since 1958 the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) have been an organization of media members who have covered the Canadian Football League, serving to select the league’s outstanding players, coach-of-the-year and all-star teams through voting conducted by its members. In 2009, the FRC amalgamated with the University Football Reporters of Canada (UFRC) to give the organization greater scope in its affiliation with amateur and college football.
 
The FRC also works with the CFL and CIS to establish guidelines and working conditions for the men and women who report on the game. Selected members of the FRC also help to choose builders, players and media members for induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. 
 
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