Blue Bomber Doug Brown Earns CFL Honours

Blue Bomber Doug Brown Earns CFL Honours

Bombers' defensive tackle Doug Brown practices at Canad Inns Stadium in this August 15, 2010 file photo. (MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA)

The CFL has named Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive tackle Doug Brown the Gibson’s Finest Canadian Player of the Week.

The honour comes after a Thanksgiving Monday comeback against the BC Lions, where Brown anchored a solid defensive live to push the Bombers to an amazing 47-35 victory in overtime.

With less than a minute left, the 36-year-old helped stuff the Lions on a second and four play, forcing them to punt the ball, which Jovon Johnson returned 59-yards to set up the game tying field goal.

Brown finished the game with three tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble. He now sits third on the all-time Blue Bomber sacks list with 49.

Brown joins quarterback Buck Pierce, linebacker Joe Lobendahn and returner Jovon Johnson in earning weekly awards so far this season.

The Bombers face the Montreal Alouettes on the road this Sunday.