Arbuckle, Fajardo and Ellingson named CFL top performers for Week 3

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Toronto quarterback Nick Arbuckle, Saskatchewan quarterback Cody Fajardo and Edmonton receiver Greg Ellingson have been named the top performers for Week 3 of the CFL season.

Arbuckle completed 23-of-32 passes for 310 yards and a touchdown in Toronto’s 30-23 win over the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday. He added a rushing touchdown in what was a successful first start with Toronto.

Arbuckle has passed for 300 or more yards in four of his eight career CFL starts.

Fajardo passed for 321 yards, completing 85.7 per cent of his passes, to help the Roughriders to a 23-10 win over Ottawa on Saturday.

Fajardo showed off his running ability by rushing for 47 yards on nine carries and scored a touchdown from two yards out in the third quarter.

Ellingson recorded his 24th career 100-plus yard game to help the Elks get their first victory of the season with a 21-16 triumph Thursday at B.C.

Ellingson recorded nine receptions for 148 yards. He is the current active leader in receiving yards in the CFL with 7,466.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 24, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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