Jervis on the defensive for OUA football award


oua_logoTwo Toronto Varsity Blues players captured OUA Football Players of the Week awards for the period ending Oct. 13.

On defence, the honour goes to lineman Aaron Jervis of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

The second-year defensive lineman from Oakville recorded a career-high 7.5 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one sack and one blocked punt in the Varsity Blues 56-35 Argo Cup victory.

With Toronto trailing 14-2 early in the second quarter, Jervis blocked Nick Naylor’s punt and recovered it himself on York’s 15-yard line to set up a Toronto field goal and bring the score within five. After 25 unanswered points, York stormed down the field at the end of the second quarter, but Jervis sacked Lions’ quarterback Myles Gibbon in a second and goal situation. On the ensuing play, York faked a field goal, which was intercepted by Toronto for an 88-yard interception return for a touchdown, putting the Blues up by 20 at the end of the first half.

The offensive player of the week is Jervis’s teammate, quarterback Simon Nassar.

The third-year passer threw for 360 yards and four touchdowns in the Blues comeback victory in the 44th edition of the game. A native of Toronto, Nassar was 24-for-38 on the night for a 63% completion rate.

The special teams player is Queen’s Gaels kicker Dillon Wamsley.

Wamsley (London) put everything he had into a 52-yard field goal in the Gaels 78-21 win over Waterloo on Friday night (Oct. 11). The half-field kick tied the Gaels all-time mark set by Blaine Shore in 1979 and is tied for 12th longest in CIS history.

Wamsley finished the day hitting all nine extra point attempts as well as kicking for two rouges. The Arts & Science major also punted 11 times in the game averaging 59.4 yards per punt.