Two Alouettes named CFL Players of the week


Charles Rooke

August 27, 2013, Montreal, (ISN) – The Canadian Football League named its Players of the Week on Tuesday, with half of the four hebdomadal honours heading to Alouettes players following their work in last Thursday’s come-from-behind win over the visiting B.C. Lions at Percival Molson Stadium.

Receiver Eric Deslauriers and return specialist Tyron Carrier were named Canadian and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, marking the second time in as many weeks that an Alouettes player took home the homegrown honour.

Eric Deslauriers – Canadian Player of the Week

Deslauriers had a career outing in Week 9, catching four passes for 101 yards – including the one which set up Sean Whyte’s game-winning field goal on the evening’s penultimate play, a 57-yard hail mary pass from teammate Tanner Marsh. It was the first time in his seven-year career with the Alouettes that the 32-year-old reached the 100-yards receiving mark.

Tyron Carrier- Special Teams Player of the Week

Tyron Carrier continued to be a surprise for the Alouettes in Week 9 as the speedy returner combined for 274 yards on special teams, including a 90-yard kickoff return TD in the fourth quarter. Carrier maintained an impressive 39.2-yard average on five kickoff returns and amassed a total of 78 yards on seven punt returns. In just his third game with Montreal, the special teams’ ace has already found the end zone twice, having also taken it back the distance in the season opener against Winnipeg.