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CFL Spotlight: Vernon Adams Jr., Christian Albright Lead September’s Elite Players

CFL’s Elite of September: A Glimpse into the Top Performers

The Canadian Football League’s (CFL) prestigious Honour Roll for September is out, with Christian Albright, Vernon Adams Jr., and the formidable Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ offensive line receiving top nods. These accolades, powered by Pro Football Focus (PFF), cover stellar performances from Weeks 13 to 17.

Understanding PFF’s Grading: PFF employs rigorous game footage analysis, providing depth to every on-field action. Their meticulous process involves assessing each game, play, and player, culminating in Player Grades – a numeric representation (out of 100) of a player’s position-specific performance. For further details on PFF’s grading system, visit

Every month, the CFL Honour Roll highlights players who achieve the highest Player Grades in offence, defence, and the offensive line. To qualify, offensive and defensive players must participate in a minimum of 75 snaps, while special teams players need 25. In the event of ties, snap counts become the tie-breaker.


  • QB | Vernon Adams Jr. | BC Lions:
    • PFF Grade: 86.3 over four games
    • Highlights: Passed for 1,354 yards with 11 touchdowns. Achieved season-high 458 passing yards in Week 17. Two times Honour Roll All-Week choice.
    • Honourable Mentions: Dustin Crum (Ottawa REDBLACKS, 84.9) and Zach Collaros (Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 83.1)

DEFENSIVE TITANS: September Standouts

  • DL | Christian Albright | Saskatchewan Roughriders:
    • PFF Grade: 89.9 across two games in Weeks 16-17
    • Highlights: Four defensive tackles, three sacks, and one forced fumble.
    • Honourable Mentions: Bryce Carter (Ottawa REDBLACKS, 88.7) and Marc-Antoine Dequoy (Montreal Alouettes, 84.4)


  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers:
    • PFF Grade: 83.2
    • Top Performers: Jermarcus Hardrick (69.4), Patrick Neufeld (68.2), and Chris Kolankowski (63.3)

CFL Honour Roll’s All-September Team:

  • Quarterback: Vernon Adams Jr. (BC Lions, 86.3)
  • Running Back: Devonte Williams (Ottawa REDBLACKS, 81.8)
  • Receiver: Justin McInnis (BC Lions, 78.8)
  • Offensive Lineman: Peter Nicastro (Toronto Argonauts, 74.3)
  • Defensive Lineman: Christian Albright (Saskatchewan Roughriders, 89.9)
  • Linebacker: Cameron Judge (Calgary Stampeders, 73.3)
  • Defensive Back: Marc-Antoine Dequoy (Montreal Alouettes, 84.4)
  • Kicker/Punter: Cody Grace (Calgary Stampeders, 90.6)
  • Special Teams: Tanner Green (Edmonton Elks, 91.0)

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