Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quarterback Reilly, Receiver Ellingson, Lineman Butler Named CFL Top Performers for July

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quarterback Reilly, Receiver Ellingson, Lineman Butler Named CFL Top Performers for July

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Reilly, Ellingson, Butler named top performers

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TORONTO - Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly, Ottawa receiver Greg Ellingson and Toronto defensive lineman Victor Butler have been named the CFL's top performers for July.

Reilly steered his team to a flawless 5-0 start to the first six weeks of the 2017 season, posting nine touchdowns, 1,628 passing yards and a 72.3 per cent efficiency rating along the way.

He has passed for over 260 yards every week, and threw 220 consecutive pass attempts without an interception until finally getting picked off in a Week 6 win over B.C. In that same game Reilly completed a 108-yard pass to Vidal Hazelton, now the longest reception in Edmonton history.

Ellingson has eclipsed 100 yards three times in 2017, including standout performances against Toronto in Week 3 (170 yards, one touchdown) and Montreal in Week 5 (149 yards, one touchdown). …

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