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October 12, 2016

Eskimos Dominate CFL Players of the Week for Second Consecutive Week

Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly and running back John White are CFL Players of the Week, for the second consecutive week, for their performances in Thanksgiving Monday’s 40-20 victory over the Alouettes at Percival Molson Stadium in Montreal.

Reilly completed 25-of-34 passes (73.5%) for 346 yards and two touchdowns – becoming the first Eskimos quarterback since 2008 and just the fourth in team history to throw for more than 5,000 yards in a season.

Monday also marked Reilly’s 12th 300-yard passing game this season.

He added nine carries for 11 yards and a rushing touchdown.

The Central Washington product continues to lead the league in passing yards (5,054), completions (406) and attempts (570). Reilly is also second in the league in passing touchdowns with 25.

White had 19 rushes for 145 yards (7.6 average) and two touchdowns. He also added five receptions for 13 yards to total 158 all-purpose yards.

The Utah University product is fourth in the league in yards (678) and carries (138). He now has 194 touches for 1,105 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns in just 12 games this season, all of which are career highs.

This is Reilly’s fourth CFL Award this season.  He was Player of the Week in Weeks 5 and 15 and was Player of the Month for July. This is White’s second CFL Award this season. His first was Player of the Week in Week 15.

CFL Players of the Week are chosen by a panel of judges who independently send their selections to the CFL head office. The panel includes former players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.

The Eskimos are on bye this week and will next play next Saturday, October 22 in BC against the Lions at 5 p.m. MT.