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Clink: Canada West Week 3 Team of the Week

Canada West Week 3 Football Team of the Week. On offense, Garrett Rooker (UBC) and Matthew Peterson (AB) stole the show. Rooker passed for 284 yards and 3 touchdowns before leaving the game with a big lead. Matthew Peterson had 191 yards on the ground and added 104 yards receiving.

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PosWeek 3 Team of the Week
QBGarrett Rooker (UBC)
RBMatthew Peterson (AB)
WRSam Davenport (UBC)
WRJason Soriano (UBC)
WRGob Deng (CGY)
WRBrendt Adams (MB)
WRCaleb Morin (SSK)
LTCarter Stuart (AB)
LGNolan O’Donovan (AB)
CDaniel Shin (AB)
RGMatthew Ljuden (AB)
RTCody Neumann (AB)
DEKwadwo Boahen (AB)
DTToryn Swystun-Bernes (REG)
DTJosh Lenz (AB)
DEJordan Friesen (MB)
LBJaxon Ciraolo-Brown (UBC)
LBCameron Mah (REG)
CLBBen Dobson (CGY)
CBCesare Rednour-Bruckman (UBC)
HBMax Kennedy (UBC)
SJonathan Giustini (AB)
HBCharlie De Land (AB)
CBFinn Marcotte-Cribb (SSK)
KJonathan Giustini (AB)
PDavid Solie (SSK)
STEmmett Steadman (REG)

QB Garrett Rooker (UBC) 

Rooker completed 13 of his 17 passes last week for 284 yards and 3 touchdowns before leaving the game when a large lead was established. He made a great throw to Davenport in the face of pressure for 34 yards. He fumbled a snap on one play and quickly recovered throwing a good ball for a 13-yard gain near the left sideline.

RB Matthew Peterson (AB) 

Peterson was a beast last week rushing 16 times for 191 yards (11.9 average) with his longest being a 104-yard rush. He also caught 5 passes for 104 yards. He had a 52-yard reception that was mostly YAC breaking a tackle on the way.

WR Sam Davenport (UBC) 

Had 3 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown last week. Davenport had a 54-yard touchdown in man coverage. He spun the cornerback off him on another play to pick up some YAC on a 34-yard gain.

WR Jason Soriano (UBC) 

Soriano had 3 catches for 99 yards and a touchdown.

WR Gob Deng (CGY) 

Deng had 3 catches for 91 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown was a 76-yard catch he caught on the run after beating his man on his route.

WR Brendt Adams (MB) 

Adams caught 4 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. He had a great catch for a 38-yard touchdown securing it in tight coverage. 

WR Caleb Morin (SSK)

Morin caught 5 passes for 81 yards. He broke a tackle on a 17-yard gain and his longest catch was for 20 yards. 

Offensive Line Unit: Alberta Golden Bears

LT Carter Stuart (AB), LG Nolan O’Donovan (AB), C Daniel Shin (AB), RG Matthew Ljuden (AB), RT Cody Neumann (AB) 

Alberta’s offensive line did a good job limiting Saskatchewan’s pass rush and a beautiful job run blocking to contribute to Peterson’s big game on the ground.

DE Kwadwo Boahen (AB) 

Pressured the quarterback 3 times, had a run stop and assisted on 3 other run stops, shared a sack.

DT Toryn Swystun-Bernes (REG) 

Had 2 QB hurries, a run stop, and a shared run stop, and contributed to a stop against the pass.

DT Josh Lenz (AB) 

Lenz had 2 QB hurries and a QB hit, 2 run stops, and 2 shared run stops.

DE Jordan Friesen (MB) 

Generated 4 QB hurries and assisted with a run stop.

LB Jaxon Ciraolo-Brown (UBC) 

Last week he had 3 run stops, 2 shared run stops, a QB hurry, and a QB hit.

LB Cameron Mah (REG) 

Mah had 3 run stops last week, and a shared run stop, and a QB hit.

CLB Ben Dobson (CGY) 

Dobson hurried the QB 4 times, had 2 run stops, and a shared run stop. He also had a knockdown at the line, hit a receiver breaking up a pass on a 2nd and 4, and made a tackle shutting down a fake punt forcing a turnover.

CB Cesare Rednour-Bruckman (UBC) 

Provided very good coverage on a shot in the endzone and also made a run stop in addition to not allowing any big plays his way.

HB Max Kennedy (UBC)

Last week Kennedy had 2 interceptions in the win over Manitoba and did not allow any big plays his way.

S Jonathan Giustini (AB) 

Made a very nice run stop as well as a stop against the pass and a 1 handed interception. 

HB Charlie De Land (AB) 

Provided good coverage on a deep ball in the end zone in the first quarter and broke up a deep pass in the 4th quarter. Also had a QB hit, and had 2 stops on short passes.

CB Finn Marcotte-Cribb (SSK) 

Caught a tipped pass which he ran 45 yards for a touchdown. He also had a breakup in the 4th quarter.

K Jonathan Giustini (AB)

Made 4 of his 5 field goals with the longest being 47 yards. Also made both extra points.

P David Solie (SSK) 

Solie had 3 punts inside the 5-yard line. In the 4th quarter, he put a 50-yard punt inside the 5-yard line and later put it inside the 10 again in the 4th quarter. He averaged 43.2 yards per punt on 9 punts.

ST Emmett Steadman (REG) 

Steadman had the longest return of the week which was a 59-yard return. He only returned one other punt which was for 1 yard.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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