Blue Bomber Sam Hurl honoured as CW Alum of the Month

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EDMONTON – Following the best calendar month of his CFL career, Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Sam Hurl is the Canada West Alumnus of the Month for August.

 

A six-year CFL veteran, Hurl recorded 19 defensive tackles for the Bombers in August, as the blue and gold went 4-0 during the month to run their record to 7-2 – good for second in the CFL’s West Division heading into Labour Day weekend.

 

Hurl, who spent the first three seasons of his pro career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders after being selected 12th overall in the 2012 CFL Draft, posted the best first half of his career. The former Calgary Dino standout is on pace to set a new career high in tackles, as he’s racked up 36 in nine games this season. His career high came in 2015 with Winnipeg, when he made 52 defensive tackles, had six on special teams, had five sacks, and added two interceptions.

 

A Calgary native, Hurl played three seasons for the Dinos between 2009 and 2011, winning three consecutive Hardy Cups. Individually, Hurl was the 2011 Canada West Defensive Player of the Year after finishing the regular season with 67 tackles.

 

Hurl takes the field this Sunday in Regina, as the Blue Bombers take on the Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium (2 p.m. CST) as part of the CFL’s annual Labour Day weekend.

 

WATCH THE CFL STARS OF THE FUTURE THIS FALL

 

More than 50 CW players started the 2017 season on CFL rosters, including 10 CW players taken inside the top six rounds of this year’s CFL Draft.

 

Canada West’s CFL stars of the future return to a campus near you tonight, as the 2017 CW football season kicks off with a trio of games (Saskatchewan vs. Manitoba – 7 p.m. CDT / UBC vs. Regina – 7 p.m. CST / Calgary vs. Alberta – 7 p.m. MDT).

 

Fans can watch all 24 CW regular season games along with the three Hardy Cup Playoff games – including the 81st Hardy Cup on Saturday, November 11 – by purchasing a Canada West TV pass.

 

2017-18 passes are now available, with early bird pricing in effect until September 6. Fans who purchase an all-access or school pass will also be able to access CW football games in condensed versions.

 

PREVIOUS CANADA WEST FOOTBALL ALUMS OF THE MONTH

 

2017 CFL Season

 

MONTH PLAYER CW TEAM CFL TEAM
JUNE REC – Nic Demski Manitoba Bisons Saskatchewan Roughriders
JULY RB – Anthony Coombs Manitoba Bisons Toronto Argonauts

 

2016 CFL Season

 

MONTH PLAYER CW TEAM CFL TEAM
JULY REC – Anthony Parker Calgary Dinos Calgary Stampeders
AUGUST DB – Taylor Loffler UBC Thunderbirds Winnipeg Blue Bombers
SEPTEMBER OL – Sean McEwen Calgary Dinos Toronto Argonauts
OCTOBER DB – Mike Edem Calgary Dinos BC Lions
NOVEMBER RB – Kienan LaFrance Manitoba Bisons Ottawa REDBLACKS

 

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