Ottawa Redblacks’ quarterback Dustin Crum has been named the CFL’s top performer for Week 16 by Pro Football Focus (PFF).
The 24-year-old rookie out of Kent State completed 21-of-26 pass attempts for 243 yards and two touchdowns in Ottawa’s 36-28 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He also carried the ball five times for 53 yards and one touchdown.
The six-foot-three, 207-pound passer was also named the top offensive performer in the CFL last week for his performance in his team’s 41-37 loss to the B.C. Lions. He has now thrown for 2,334 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions and posted a 3-7 record as a starting quarterback.
Ottawa defensive lineman Bryce Carter was named the defensive player of the week for his game-wrecking performance against the Riders in which he recorded three tackles, three sacks, and one forced fumble. The 25-year-old has now made 11 sacks on the season, which ranks second league-wide behind only Mathieu Betts of the B.C. Lions.
The Redblacks also had the highest-graded offensive line of the week, earning a group grade of 75.6. Dontae Bull, the first overall pick in this year’s draft, earned the best individual grade at right tackle (75.6) followed by centre Cyrille Hogan-Saindon (66.8) and left tackle Dino Boyd (63.7).
The top-graded players from each position were as follows for Week 16.
- QB | Dustin Crum | Ottawa Redblacks | 92.9
- RB | William Stanback | Montreal Alouettes | 77.5
- REC | Dejon Brissett | Toronto Argonauts | 80.0
- OL | Justin Lawrence | Montreal Alouettes | 75.1
- DL | Bryce Carter | Ottawa Redblacks | 91.9
- LB | Wynton McManis | Toronto Argonauts | 91.2
- DB | Marc-Antoine Dequoy | Montreal Alouettes | 91.5
- K/P | Adam Korsak | Saskatchewan Roughriders | 76.0
- ST | Jake Harty | Montreal Alouettes | 90.0
The top ten graded offensive and defensive performances from the 2023 season thus far are as follows.
- 94.0 | Week 14 | QB | Zach Collaros | Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- 93.4 | Week 6 | QB | Chad Kelly | Toronto Argonauts
- 92.9 | Week 12 | DB | Marc-Antoine Dequoy | Montreal Alouettes
- 92.9 | Week 16 | QB | Dustin Crum | Ottawa Redblacks
- 92.9 | Week 9 | QB | Zach Collaros | Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- 92.5 | Week 3 | DB | Royce Metchie | Toronto Argonauts
- 91.9 | Week 16 | DL | Bryce Carter | Ottawa Redblacks
- 91.8 | Week 8 | DB | Kabion Ento | Montreal Alouettes
- 91.8 | Week 16 | DL | Christian Albright | Saskatchewan Roughriders
- 91.7 | Week 11 | QB | Tre Ford | Edmonton Elks