Special honour for Argos' Owens

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:14 PM ET

TORONTO - Another day, another accolade for Chad Owens.

The Argonauts return star has been named the Canadian Football League special teams player of the month for October, the second month in a row Owens has been recognized.

In five games in October, Owens had a total of 1,090 kick return yards and ran a missed field goal against Winnipeg back 109 yards for a touchdown.

Owens, a shoo-in to be named the CFL’s special teams player of the year, already had set an Argos team record for being named CFL player of the week six times.

The 28-year-old Hawaii native last month became just the fifth player to record 1,000 punt return yards and 1,000 kick return yards in a single season.

Acquired from the Montreal Alouettes in a trade in late June, Owens finished the season with 3,288 combined yards, more than 1,000 ahead of Marcus Thigpen of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who was second with 2,190.

Owens missed the final game of the regular season with a minor calf muscle problem, but he will play on Sunday when the Argos visit the Tiger-Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium for the East Division semifinal.


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