August 6, 2019 2:30 pm
Updated: August 7, 2019 7:38 am

Saskatchewan Roughriders’ QB Cody Fajardo named a CFL Top Performer for Week 8

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo unloads the ball under pressure during first half CFL action at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Aug. 1.

Mark Taylor / The Canadian Press

A Saskatchewan Roughrider has been recognized as a CFL Top Performer for a third straight week.

Riders’ quarterback Cody Fajardo placed third in CFL Top Performer voting in Week 8 after another big game on Thursday against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

READ MORE: Roughriders score last-minute touchdown to beat Tiger-Cats

In the 24-19 win, Fajardo completed 25-of-31 passes for 313 yards and ran in for the winning touchdown.

It’s the third time this season he’s reached the 300-yard mark.

In seven games this season, Fajardo has thrown for 1,705 yards and has seven touchdowns.

READ MORE: Saskatchewan Roughriders William Powell named CFL top performer for Week 7

This is Fajardo’s second time being named a CFL Top Performer this season.

Roughrider running back William Powell was recognized with the honour in Week 7.

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