Burris is Mr. October

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:22 PM ET

Henry Burris is Mr. October.

The Calgary Stampeders quarterback was named the CFLs offensive player of the month, a good omen as his first-place squad prepares to host the West Division final next weekend.

I was very pleased for Henry, said Stamps head coach John Hufnagel. Our motto is work hard and get better and be at your best at the end of the year when it counts the most, and he demonstrated that.

Burris tossed 14 touchdown passes and just four interceptions in the final monthly awards period, which also included the first week of November.

During that six-game span, the Stamps star completed 66.9% of his passes for 1,605 yards and a stellar efficiency rating of 120.7. He also rushed for 169 yards.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback-terrorizer Stevie Baggs was named the defensive player of the month, while Toronto Argonauts returner Chad Owens was saluted for his special-teams work and Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Andy Fantuz was tabbed as top Canadian.

Remarkably, Burris is the first member of the Stamps (13-5) to win a monthly nod this season.

The 35-year-old quarterback likely wont be waiting long for his next bit of recognition.

The CFL will announce its divisional all-star squads Wednesday morning, and Burris is one a handful of Stamps that should be a shoo-in.

Offensive tackle Ben Archibald, linebacker Juwan Simpson and defensive backs Brandon Browner and Dwight Anderson are also expected to be named among the best of the West, while Calgarys trio of star receivers Nik Lewis, Ken-Yon Rambo and Romby Bryant will each warrant consideration but likely wont all make the list.

The Stamps return to practice Thursday and will host the winner of Sundays divisional semifinal between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and B.C. Lions in the Nov. 21 West Final.

wes.gilbertsopn@sunmedia.ca


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