TORONTO (June 14, 2022) – A trio of Lions – Nathan Rourke, James Butler and T.J. Lee – are the Canadian Football League (CFL)’s Top Performers for Week 1 of the 2022 season.
The three players were chosen by a panel of judges made up of Matt Dunigan and Marshall Ferguson of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS, who independently send their selections to the CFL head office.
QB | NATHAN ROURKE | BC LIONS | BC 59 – EDM 15
- 26-of-29 passing (89.7 per cent) – tenth highest percentage all-time (min. 20 attempts) and second highest in team history
- Career-high three touchdown passes
- Seven carries for 78 yards (11.1 yards per carry); two rushing touchdowns
- 42 points: team record in a half
- 59 points: third-most in team history
RB | JAMES BUTLER | BC LIONS | BC 59 – EDM 15
- 141 all-purpose yards on 23 touches; four touchdowns
- 108 rushing yards on 17 carries (6.4 yards per carry); two rushing touchdowns; three 10+ yard rushes and two 20+ yard efforts
- Six receptions for 33 yards; two receiving touchdowns
- Only player in Week 1 to rush for more than 100 yards
DB | T.J. LEE | BC LIONS | BC 59 – EDM 15
- Three tackles and two interceptions
- Picked off Nick Arbuckle in the first quarter
- Intercepted Tre Ford in the second and returned it five yards
- 22 career interceptions; third game with more than one
2022 CFL TOP PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK
- 1 | Nathan Rourke (BC) | James Butler (BC) | T.J. Lee (BC)
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