Riders safety Tyron Brackenridge named defensive player of the week

Brackenridge had two forced fumbles and a pick in win over Montreal
Reported by Joel Gasson
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There wasn't much to take from the Riders win over the Montreal Alouettes, but safety Tyron Brackenridge will remember that one for a while.

Brackenridge was named the CFL's defensive player of the week after he registered two force fumbles and one interception in the Riders 24-21 win over the Als.

Through the first seven games of the season, the linebacker turned safety has 22 tackles, three knockdowns, two forced fumbles and one interception.

"He's worked hard," said head coach Corey Chamblin. "It's good for all the guys, but I think he wouldn't of been able to do it without his teammates. It gives him some motivation to where we thought he'd be good in that role."

This is the first time Brackenridge has been named defensive player of the week.

So far this year a Rider has won a player of the week award seven times. Darian Durant (offense) Rey Williams (defense, twice), Rob Bagg (Canadian), Kory Sheets (offense) and Jock Sanders (special teams) have all previously been honoured for their performances.