August 30, 2023

Ford Named Player of the Month on the CFL Honour Roll

After a phenomenal August, Tre Ford has been named Player of the Month in the Canadian Football League.

The second-year quarterback topped the list of players on the CFL Honour Roll All-August Team powered by Pro Football Focus (PFF). Edmonton’s offensive line also appears on the Honour Roll announced by the league Wednesday.

Ford made his season debut in August, leading the Green and Gold to their first two victories of 2023.  In three starts, Ford completed 40 of 52 passes for 680 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 184 yards on 20 carries with two rushing touchdowns.

The University of Waterloo product was named Player of the Week in Week 11, following Edmonton’s first win of the season in Hamilton on Aug. 17. On Tuesday he earned a spot on the Honour Roll for Week 12, after setting career highs with 317 passing yards and 74 rushing yards in a 30-20 victory for the Green and Gold over Ottawa on Aug. 27.

Ford currently leads all CFL quarterbacks in completion percentage (76.9), efficiency rating (138.3), yards per pass attempt (13.1), and is tied for the league lead in touchdown-to-interception ratio (4.00).

For the month, Ford posted a PFF player grade of 91.7, tying Ottawa’s Gary Johnson Jr. for the top score.

PFF utilizes extensive review of game footage to provide additional context for every action on the field. PFF staff breakdown every game, player and play to provide over 200 unique data points, which are used to compile player grades – a numerical representation up-to-100 of performance at their specific position. For information on PFF visit pff.com/grades.

Each month, the highest individual player grades on offence and defence, as well as the highest graded offensive line, will be recognized in the CFL Honour Roll. The best individual performers by player grade from each of the nine position groups are named to the monthly team. Offensive and defensive players must play a minimum of 75 snaps to be eligible and special teams players must play 25. Ties will be broken by the number of snaps played.


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