TORONTO – Montreal Alouette's run William Stanback, Edmonton's quarterback Mike Reilly and Eskimo's back-back CJ Gable was called CFL's top performer for the final week of the regular 2018 season on Tuesday.
Stanback had 31 rushing yards on six berries and 103 receiving laps at five receptions as Montreal defeated Hamilton 30-28 on Saturday. Montreal finished the season with back-to-back wins, a silver lining in a campaign that saw them finish 5-13 and misses the final play for a fourth consecutive year.
Stanback, 24, a 6-foot, 233-pound Native of Hempstead, N.Y., finished the season with 539 meters rushing on 81 berries along with 25 receptions for 313 meters and two touchdowns.
Reilly passed for 320 yards and a touchdown and Gable ran into two touchdowns in Edmonton's 33-24 season-long victory over Winnipeg on Saturday. Edmonton finished season 9-9, but missed playoffs and a chance to compete for the Gray Cup at the Commonwealth Stadium.
Also on Tuesday, Alouette's long snapper Martin Bédard was nominated for CFL's Jake Gaudaur Veterans Award, which goes to a Canadian player who best demonstrates the attributes of Canada's veterans: strength, endurance, courage, friendship and contributions to Canadian societies.
Bédard, who recovers his position after having sustained seasonal injuries in 2013 and 2016, is an ambassador for Alouettes Together on school programs, encouraging Quebec's youth to stay in school. He regularly visits Manoir Marc Perron, where he helps elderly and disabled residents.