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BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke named CFL top offensive performer for June

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BC Lions’ young superstar quarterback Nathan Rourke has been named as top performer for offensive players for the month of June in the CFL.

The 24-year-old Victoria native has completed 88-of-105 passes to start the year and has led the Lions to a 3-0 start.

“It’s been good. This is my first season as the starter and to start off on this note has been really good,” Rourke told Global News.

“I think it’s a testament to the team and our performances. It helps having the supporting cast that I do.”

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The BC Lions currently have the number one offence in the league and Rourke’s stellar play has been a driving factor for the team.

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In Week 3, Rourke threw for 436 yards against Toronto, a CFL single-game record for a Canadian quarterback.

Rourke leads the CFL with nine touchdown passes and adds three rushing touchdowns to boot.

The Canadian quarterback was also a CFL Top Performer in weeks 1 and 3.

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The B.C.-born quarterback was selected in the second round, No. 15 overall, in the 2020 CFL draft after a successful career at Ohio, where he won the Jon Cornish Trophy twice, the award for the top Canadian player in the NCAA.

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