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LAWRENCE NAMED A CFL TOP PERFORMER OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER

The Canadian Football League announced Wednesday that Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence has been named a CFL Top Performer of the Month for September.

Lawrence, 32, posted 24 defensive tackles, one quarterback sack, two pass knockdowns and two interceptions that he returned for touchdowns in four games in September, helping lead the Tiger-Cats to a 3-1 record over that span. The 6-1, 231-pound native of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania is currently ranked among CFL leaders in numerous statistical categories through Week 8, including first in touchdowns by a defensive player (2), tied for third in interceptions (2) and is fourth in defensive tackles (42). Lawrence now has 586 career defensive tackles and needs just two more to pass Dante Marsh (587 career defensive tackles) for 20th all-time in CFL history.

BC’s Lucky Whitehead and Michael Reilly, first and third in voting respectively, join Lawrence (2nd) 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:
Frankie Williams – Week 4 (1st)
Simoni Lawrence – Week 7 (2nd)

Tiger-Cats named CFL Top Performers of the Month this season:
Simoni Lawrence – September (2nd)

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