Leonard, Whitehead and Bede named CFL’s top performers for the month of November


TORONTO — Defensive lineman A.C. Leonard, receiver Lucky Whitehead and kicker Boris Bede were named the CFL’s top performers for November on Wednesday.

Leonard had four sacks, 10 tackles, two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble in three games with Saskatchewan (9-5). The Roughriders won two of them to finish second in the West Division standings as Leonard registered a career-high 11 sacks, 44 tackles and his first-career interception.

Whitehead had 22 catches for 247 yards and a touchdown in the B.C. Lions’ final three games. He established career highs in receptions (60), receiving yards (932) and touchdowns (four).

Bede made all eight field goals he tried in three games with the Toronto Argonauts (9-5), who finished atop the East Division standings. Bede made 28-of-33 field goals overall while averaging 44.2 yards per punt and 67.4 yards on kickoffs.