Burlington, Ont. – Chris Merchant has been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Offensive Football Player of the Week for the period ending November 25, 2018.
Offence: Chris Merchant, Western Mustangs
Despite the tough defensive presence of the Laval Rouge et Or, Western quarterback Chris Merchant did everything he could under centre to give his Mustangs a shot at their second straight Vanier Cup.
Even though the team fell short in one of the toughest places to play in all of U SPORTS, the 2017 Vanier Cup MVP performed well in his team’s final game. The Calgary native threw for one touchdown – a 25-yard major to Cole Majoros late in the game – while connecting on 26-of-46 for an impressive 358 yards.
The Yates Cup and Mitchell Bowl player of the game also continued his rushing rampage with 81 yards on eight carries for the purple ponies.