OTTAWA – Wilfrid Laurier quarterback Eric Morelli, Mount Allison defensive lineman Christian Plante and Carleton kick returner Nate Hamlin are the CIS football players of the week for the period ending Oct. 10, 2015.
Morelli, a second-year business student from Burlington, Ont., was honoured on offence following a record performance in a crucial 65-30 win against visiting Ottawa, last Friday.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound sophomore threw six touchdown passes to tie the single-game school mark set by Vanier Cup champion Bill Kubas, who had a pair of six-TD performances back in 1992 and 1994. Morelli completed 20 of 24 passes for 298 yards without committing an interception to lead the Golden Hawks (3-3) to their best offensive output in four years.
The quarterback becomes the first Hawk to be recognized by the CIS since Week 1 of 2014 season.