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Canada West Week 4 Football Team of the Week. Nate Beauchemin (Calgary) was the most impactful defensive player generating 3 interceptions and a touchdown. Garrett Rooker (UBC) had over 350 passing yards and 3 touchdowns with 0 interceptions.

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PosWeek 4 Team of the Week
QBGarrett Rooker (UBC)
RBMathew Peterson (AB)
WRJonathan Rosery (AB)
WRD’Sean Mimbs (REG)
WRDane Kapler (UBC)
WRSam Davenport (UBC)
WRBrendt Adams (MB)
LTGiovanni Manu (UBC)
LGBenjamin Griffin (UBC)
CGavin Coakes (UBC)
RGArvin Hosseini (UBC)
RTTheo Benedet (UBC)
DENathan Jule (SSK)
DTCollin Kornelson (MB)
DTReece McCormick (SSK)
DETristan Francis (MB)
LBNick Thomas (MB)
LBCameron Mah (REG)
CLBChopper Hippe (REG)
CBDolani Robinson (REG)
HBNixen Voll (SSK)
SNate Beauchemin (CGY)
HBCharlie De Land (AB)
CBKatley Joseph (SSK)
KKieran Flannery-Fleck (UBC)
PDavid Solie (SSK)
STEmmett Steadman (REG)

QB Garrett Rooker (UBC) 

Rooker completed 27 of his 34 passes for 363 yards and 3 touchdowns in week 4. Rooker also had a 5-yard rushing touchdown. He made a lot of great throws such as a 37-yard pass near the sideline in which he was rolling left and squared his shoulders throwing accurately. Rooker made a good throw on a 38-yard touchdown. He connected with Sam Davenport for a 40-yard touchdown with pressure coming. 

RB Mathew Peterson (AB) 

Peterson had a monster game rushing 14 times for 192 yards and a touchdown. He made a cut to the left when the defense jammed up the run in the middle and found space and made another cut making a defensive back miss on his way to a 95-yard touchdown run. He averaged 13.7 yards per carry in week 4.

WR Jonathan Rosery (AB) 

Rosery was the only receiver to break 100 receiving yards in week 4. He had 107 on 6 catches. He also had 16 rushing yards on 3 attempts. He bounced outside for a 14-yard run in the first quarter. He had a 37-yard reception that was mostly YAC dragging a defender for yards after contact.

WR D’Sean Mimbs (REG) 

Mimbs caught 5 passes for 94 yards in week 4 and broke a tackle on one of his receptions.

WR Dane Kapler (UBC) 

Kapler caught 7 targets for 90 yards in week 4.

WR Sam Davenport (UBC) 

Davenport caught 3 passes for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns in week 4.

WR Brendt Adams (MB) 

Adams caught 7 passes for 77 yards in week 4. He did a good job getting his foot down in bounds on a 14-yard catch near the sideline.

Offensive Line UBC Thunderbirds

The UBC Thunderbirds’ offensive line did a great job protecting their quarterback as well as providing good run blocking that assisted the team in rushing for 308 yards and averaging 10.3 yards per rush. By my count, they allowed the fewest QB hurries in week 4.

LT Giovanni Manu (UBC), LG Benjamin Griffin (UBC), C Gavin Coakes (UBC), RG Arvin Hosseini (UBC), RT Theo Benedet (UBC) 

DE Nathan Jule (SSK) 

Jule had 5 solo tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, and 5.5 total tackles, in week 4. He also had 2 sacks, 2 QB hurries, and 3 run stops.

DT Collin Kornelson (MB) 

Kornelson had the most pressures by a defensive lineman in week 4 by my count. He had 3 solo tackles, a tackle for a loss, 6 QB hurries, and 2 run stops.

DT Reece McCormick (SSK) 

McCormick had 2 solo tackles and an assisted tackle in week 4. He had 1.5 sacks. He had a sack in the first quarter and made a good tackle on a 5-yard run play.

DE Tristan Francis (MB) 

Francis had a sack, 4 QB hurries, and a shared run stop in week 4.

LB Nick Thomas (MB) 

Thomas has 6 solo tackles, a tackle for a loss and an assisted tackle in week 4. He also had 3 QB hurries, a run stop, and 2 stops against pass plays.

LB Cameron Mah (REG) 

Mah had 6 solo tackles and 3 assisted tackles, a sack, and 1.5 tackles for a loss in week 4. He also had a QB hurry, a stop against the pass, and made a big run stop for a loss in overtime.

CLB Chopper Hippe (REG) 

Hippe had 6 solo tackles, a sack, and 6.5 total tackles in week 4. He also had 2 QB hurries, 3 run stops, and a pass breakup. In overtime he had a run stop and then the next play he had a sack.

CB Dolani Robinson (REG) 

Robinson had 7 solo tackles and 3 pass breakups in week 4. He also provided tight coverage on 2 incompletions in the end zone including in overtime.

HB Nixen Voll (SSK) 

Voll had 2 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles in week 4. He also had a pick 6 in the 2nd quarter and shared a run stop in the 1st quarter.

S Nate Beauchemin (CGY) 

Jumped a route in the first quarter and took it back for a pick 6. Later in the game, he had another interception for 6 from the red zone but the touchdown was taken away by an unnecessary roughness penalty by a teammate during the return. Beauchemin finished the day with 3 solo and 5 total tackles and 3 interceptions.

HB Charlie De Land (AB) 

De Land had 4 solo tackles, an assisted tackle, and a tackle for a loss in week 4. He also shared a run stop and made 3 stops against the pass.

CB Katley Joseph (SSK) 

Joseph broke up 2 short passes in the first half. He had 2 solo tackles and an assisted tackle in week 4. Did not allow any big plays his way.

K Kieran Flannery-Fleck (UBC) 

Made all 4 of his field goals and all 6 of his extra points. His longest field goal was 34 yards in week 4.

P David Solie (SSK) 

Solie had 2 punts in week 4 averaging 49.5 yards per punt.

ST Emmett Steadman (REG) 

Steadman returned 5 punts averaging 21 yards per punt and had a really good 41-yard return of a missed field goal.

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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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