Wright's many happy returns for Stallions make him CFL's Offensive Player of Week

October 13, 1995|By GARY LAMBRECHT

Baltimore Stallions rookie Chris Wright has been named the Canadian Football League's Offensive Player of the Week after piling up 253 return yards in last week's 29-27 victory over Saskatchewan.

Wright returned a punt 89 yards for a touchdown in the first half, then set up a second-half field goal by returning a missed Saskatchewan field goal for a franchise-record 100 yards.

Wright, who has amassed 2,026 return yards, needs 177 return yards over his last two games to break the single-season CFL record of 2,202 set by Edmonton Eskimos star Gizmo Williams.

A favorite for CFL Rookie of the Year honors, Wright is third in the league with 2,161 all-purpose yards.

Running back Mike Pringle, who rushed for 179 yards against Saskatchewan, was a runner-up in the Offensive Player of the Week award voting.

NOTES: Linebacker Matt Goodwin, who had eight defensive tackles and a fumble recovery, was a runner-up in the Defensive Player of the Week voting. . . . Offensive tackle Shar Pourdanesh was a runner-up for Lineman of the Week. . . . Nose tackle Jearld Baylis, originally listed as a participant, will not attend tomorrow's Football Is Funball clinic at Memorial Stadium.

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