B.C. Lions quarterback & kicker recognized
The BC Lions have gone nowhere but up since their 0-5 start, winning 10 of their final 11 regular season games. Ranked second in the league with 4,815 passing yards, Lulay finished the month completing 92 of 158 passes and 12 touchdowns.
This is Lulay’s first career honour as player of the month.
Lions kicker Paul McCallum was also recognized as the CFL’s special teams player for the second consecutive month. Connecting 17 of 18 field goal attempts, McCallum kicked his 30th consecutive field goal against the Calgary Stampeders, setting a new CFL record. McCallum was also recognized as special team player of the week for a fifth time.
The defensive player of the month award went to Toronto Argonauts cornerback Byron Parker for returning two interceptions for touchdowns – the eighth and ninth of his career – breaking the record for most returns for touchdowns in the CFL.
Edmonton Eskimos running back Jerome Messam was also recognized, receiving the top Canadian player award for two touchdowns and 72 carries for 400 rushing yards.
Messam achieved over 1,000 rushing yards in the Eskimos’ regular season closer, the first Canadian to do so since fullback Sean Millington in 2000.
The winner of the Western semi-final between the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders will face the BC Lions at home for the division final on Sunday, November 20th at BC Place.
Get your tickets folks!!