Glatt's just glad to be honoured

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 9:19 AM ET

Javier Glatt was Happy Glad yesterday.

The B.C. Lions' linebacker was the unanimous winner of the Canadian Football League's Rogers Defensive Player of the Week.

"That's a credit to him," said B.C. head coach Wally Buono. "He's worked awful hard. He deserves his accolades."

Glatt and the Lions ruined Toronto Argonauts' quarterback Damon Allen's 43rd birthday last Saturday. Glatt was instrumental in the 28-8 road victory, with two interceptions for a combined 62 yards, three tackles, one sack and a pass knockdown.

It was Glatt's first player of the week award, but he said it belongs to his teammates.

"It doesn't matter what happens last week, it's about the next game," Glatt said. "Guys really believe in each other, have the trust and leadership from the older guys."

Lions' kick returner Aaron Lockett was the honourable mention for special teams player of the week. The 4-3 Lions host the struggling 2-4 Edmonton Eskimos tomorrow night at B.C. Place Stadium. It will be the Esks' first visit to B.C. Place since winning the 2005 Grey Cup there in November.


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