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Eskimos' Stamps named CFL offensive player of the month

The Canadian Press

11/6/2012 12:37:31 PM

TORONTO - Edmonton Eskimos slotback Fred Stamps was named CFL offensive player of the month Tuesday after recording five touchdowns over five games in October.

Stamps caught 24 passes for 585 yards over the stretch, highlighted by a 204-yard game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He also had two carries for 11 rushing yards and was a key cog in the Eskimos' push for a crossover playoff spot.

B.C. Lions linebacker Adam Bighill took the defensive player of the month award. He had 27 tackles, three special-teams tackles, five sacks and one interception for the Lions over five games last month.

The special-teams nod went to Calgary Stampeders kicker Rene Paredes. He connected on all 14 of his field-goal attempts last month and was perfect on all 14 convert attempts.

Paredes recorded 56 total points for the Stampeders in the last five games.

Teammate Jon Cornish was named top Canadian player of the month. The star running back had 330 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 74 carries in October.

The New Westminster, B.C., native added 155 yards and one touchdown on 11 receptions. He also set a new single-season CFL rushing record for Canadian players with 1,457 yards.