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Crapigna adds another award for his kicks


After his record-breaking exploits on Saturday (Oct. 18), Tyler Crapigna has been named Canadian Interuniversity Sport Special Teams Player of the Week.

Tyler Crapigna (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Tyler Crapigna (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Wednesday’s announcement follows similar recognition by Ontario University Athletics and Crapigna being named OUA Male Athlete of the Week as well as the McMaster Marauders male athlete of the week.

Crapigna, a fifth-year economics student from Nepean, Ont., was the choice on special teams after he entered the CIS and OUA record books in a 27-10 home victory against Laurier, Saturday in Hamilton. The 5-foot-7, 170-pound veteran was perfect on four field goal attempts on the day (29, 20, 18, 41), giving him 83 for his career – one more than the previous CIS mark – and 23 on the season – one more than the old OUA standard.

Crapigna, a 2014 draft pick of the Calgary Stampeders and a multiple all-Canadian, has a shot at the single-season CIS record of 25 on Saturday when the No. 3 and OUA-leading Marauders (7-0) wrap up league play against the Gee Gees in Ottawa.

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