Winnipeg defensive end Alex Hall was named CFL Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Hamilton Tigercats.Hall, may have only recorded two tackles in the game but one was a quarterback sack and both resulted in forced fumbles.
The first forced fumble by Hall was at a key moment early in the game with the Bombers trailing 7-1, Hamilton quarterback Henry Burris scrambled and was on his way to a sure touchdown until a hustle play by Hall to strip the ball from behind at the one-yard line resulting in a Bomber recovery.
On his hustle play, Hall stated: “No, that’s not my style — I don’t give up. It looked like (Burris) thought he was about to score and he was kind of relaxed a little bit. I just went for the ball and stripped it. I’ve been playing this game for a long time and that’s one thing I’ve never done, give up on plays.”
The second of the fumbles caused by Hall was late in the 4th quarter sacking a Burris and causing him to fumble again.
On the season, Hall has 14 tackles, four sacks which ranks fourth in the league along with two forced fumbles.