Laval Rouge et Or quarterback Arnaud Desjardins, Windsor Lancers defensive back Andrew Beatty and McMaster Marauders kicker Adam Preocanin are the U SPORTS Football Players of the Week for the period ending October 10, 2021.

Offensive Player of the Week: Arnaud Desjardins – LavalArnaud_Desjardins_-_credit_Yan_Doublet_(129).JPG (4.25 MB)

Second-year pivot Arnaud Desjardins exploded for three second-half touchdowns on 13 completions as the No. 3 Laval Rouge bested the Concordia Stingers 36-10 at Stade Telus-UL Sunday.

The law student completed 24 of the 33 passes he attempted for 308 yards and four touchdowns.  He also carried the ball eight times for 30 yards as Laval clinched a post-season berth in RSEQ football.


AUS: Nykolas Pierre-Masse, Bishop’s – Receiver

RSEQ:  Arnaud Desjardins, Laval – Quarterback (winner)

OUA: Rasheed Tucker, Queen’s – Running Back

CW: No nominee – Bye Week

Defensive Player of the Week: Andrew Beatty – WindsorBeatty_vs_McMaster_1_-_21-22.jpg (16.40 MB)

Fourth-year defensive back Andrew Beatty had nine tackles, including seven solos, while recording his first career interception as the Windsor Lancers upset the No. 5 McMaster Marauders 27-24 in overtime at Alumni Field.

The interception snuffed out a McMaster drive with 1:23 remaining in the first half. Beatty picked off an Andreas Dueck 15 pass attempt at the Windsor 48 and returned the ball 12-yards to the McMaster 50-yard line.


AUS: Alex Fedchun, StFX – Defensive lineman

RSEQ: Alec Poirier, Laval – Defensive Back

OUA: Andrew Beatty, Windsor – Defensive Back (Winner)

Canada West: No nominee – Bye Week

 Special Teams Player of the Week: Adam Preocanin – McMaster 1920_OUASemiFinal_OM_MMGG_0621.jpg (1.99 MB)

On Saturday, kicker Adam Preocanin accounted for 16 of McMaster's 24 points in an overtime loss at the Windsor Lancers.

The fifth-year Social Science student was five of seven in field goal attempts, splitting the uprights from 19, 45, 18, 11 and 43 yards, respectively. His 43-yarder in overtime gave McMaster a lead in the shootout forcing Windsor to score a touchdown on their possession to win.

He also converted one touchdown, adding three punts (119 yards, 39.7 average) and two kickoffs (133 yards, 66.5 average).


AUS: Connor Ross, StFX  – Fullback

RSEQ: Vincent Blanchard, Laval – Kicker  

OUA: Adam Preocanin, McMaster – Kicker (Winner)

Canada West: No nominee – Bye Week