September 12, 2017 1:24 pm

Bombers’ Maurice Leggett honoured for Banjo Bowl performance

Maurice Leggett smiles during a Winnipeg Blue Bombers practice.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Maurice Leggett has been named a Shaw CFL Top Performer of the Week after scoring two touchdowns in Saturday’s Banjo Bowl win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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Leggett returned a punt 97 yards to the endzone in the second quarter to put the Bombers in front. He later intercepted a Kevin Glenn pass, running it back 54 yards for a touchdown. The American also recorded three defensive tackles in the game.

This is the third time this season Leggett has been honoured by the CFL. He earned a weekly award for his play in Winnipeg’s victory over the Ottawa Redlbacks in Week 7. Leggett was also named one of the league’s best players for the month of August.

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Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Brandon Zylstra and Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli round out the Shaw CFL Top Performers for Week 12.

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