MASOLI NAMED CFL TOP PERFORMER OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER
The Canadian Football League announced Wednesday that Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has been named the CFL’s Top Performer of the Month for September.
Masoli, 30, led the Ticats to a 3-2 record in September, including back-to-back wins over the Toronto Argonauts to start the month and a 30-point victory over the BC Lions to end the month. In those five games, the 5-10, 228-pound quarterback completed 104 passes on 148 attempts (70.3%) for 1,402 yards, 12 passing touchdowns and three interceptions, and added 22 carries for 116 yards. In Week 15 against the Lions, Masoli recorded 300-plus passing yards for the 10th time this season – setting a single-season club record – and also moved into eighth in team history in career passing yards, eclipsing Henry Burris (10,294).
Through 14 games in 2018, the San Francisco, California native has completed 309 of 460 pass attempts (67.2%) for 4,286 yards, 21 passing touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The University of Mississippi product has also registered 59 carries for 430 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Through Week 16, Masoli ranks second in the CFL in passing yards (4,286), third in passing touchdowns (21), third in pass efficiency (100.3), third in quarterback rating (81.8) and ninth (first among quarterbacks) in rushing yards (430). This marks the fifth time this season Masoli has been named a CFL Top Performer. He was also a CFL Top Performer of the Week for Weeks 2, 3 and 12, as well as a CFL Top Performer of the Month for June.
Ottawa’s William Powell and Lewis Ward, second and third in voting, respectively, join Masoli as this month’s CFL Top Performers. The three players were chosen by a panel of judges who independently send their selections to the CFL head office. The panel includes former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN and Pierre Vercheval of RDS.
Tiger-Cats named CFL Top Performers of the Week this season:
Jeremiah Masoli – Week 2 (3rd), Week 3 (2nd), Week 12 (2nd)
Brandon Banks – Week 12 (1st), Week 13 (3rd)
Luke Tasker – Week 12 (3rd)
Don Unamba – Week 16 (3rd)
Tiger-Cats named CFL Top Performers of the Month this season:
Jeremiah Masoli – June (2nd), September (1st)