Canada West Football Players of the Week: Greene, Dwyer, Walker


October 23, 2012, EDMONTON – UBC QB Billy Greene, Regina halfback Joey Dwyer and Regina’s Jamir Walker are Canada West football Players of the Week.

OFFENCE: #11 Billy Greene, UBC

Fifth-year quarterback Billy Greene engineered a dramatic comeback that would fall just short Saturday afternoon in Manitoba, throwing for four touchdown passes in the second half, as the Thunderbirds lost 37-31 to the University of Manitoba.

Trailing 30-4 at the half, Greene threw four second half touchdown passes to Andrew Darcovich (2), Patrick Bull, and Jordan Grieve. The 98 yard touchdown pass to Grieve set a new UBC record for the longest reception.

Greene finished the day with 428 yards passing moving into 4th all-time in the Canada West in career passing yards with 8,322. He also became UBC’s all-time career leader in passing yards moving past Blake Smelser.

The Surrey, BC native also rushed for another 70 yards, increasing his season total to 548 yards rushing on the year. The third most yards rushing in the conference. He is averaging 8.3 yards per carry.

Next Friday night vs. Saskatchewan will be Greene’s final game in the CIS.

DEFENCE: #27 Joey Dwyer, Regina

Making just his second career start, University of Regina first-year halfback Joey Dwyer had a stellar performance in the Rams’ 12-9 win over No. 2-ranked and previously unbeaten Calgary on Friday night in Regina.

Dwyer scored the only touchdown of the game for the Rams, picking off an Eric Dzwilewski pass near midfield late in the first quarter – his first career interception – and running it back 54 yards to the house. He also had two pass breakups, including a key one late in the contest that put an end to a Calgary drive and forced a punt with four minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Dwyer also had five solo tackles and two assisted tackles in the win.

The Rams (5-2) finish off the Canada West schedule next Friday at home against Alberta (0-7).

SPECIAL TEAMS: #22 Jamir Walker, Regina

Though he’s widely known for his ball-hawking abilities as one of the most prolific defensive backs in Canada West history, the University of Regina’s Jamir Walker reminded onlookers what he can do as a returner in the Rams’ 12-9 win over No. 2-ranked and previously unbeaten Calgary on Friday night.

Late in the third quarter, Jamir Walker collected a missed field goal attempt seven yards into the end zone and returned it 86 yards, bringing it all the way down to Calgary’s 31-yard line before finally being brought down. In a game where points were at a premium, the return set up a rouge for the Rams and gave them a 12-1 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Walker’s punt return was the longest of his career and the second longest in University of Regina history, trailing only a 95-yard effort by Steve Ryan in 2006.

Also the U of R’s career leader in average yards per punt return (14.5), Walker ended up with 102 yards on two punt returns in Friday’s win. He also had three solo tackles and one assisted tackle in the victory..

The Rams (5-2) finish off the Canada West schedule next Friday at home against Alberta (0-7).

Next Players of the Week: Monday, October 29

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