The Toronto Argonauts finally have something to cheer about after a tough start to the season. The CFL announced today that Swayze Waters has been named CFL special teams player of the month for July.
The news comes at a good time for the Argonauts with the team currently standing at 1-4 through five games. An injury-hit receiving core, combined with a defence that has conceded a league-worst 149 points, has done little to lift the spirits of fans.
Waters certainly deserves his honour after converting 13 of 14 field goals attempts (92.9%). The kicker and punter is currently tied for most kicks made, while also leading the CFL with a 46.8 yard punting average.
The 27-year old’s hot start to the season was highlighted by an impressive week 2 performance against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Waters equaled his career-high of five field goals in a game, including a career-tying 51-yard kick.
This is the American’s third season with the Argonauts. He burst onto the scene in 2012, making 32 of 43 field goals attempts and finishing with 133 points to help his team win the 100th Grey Cup.
If they hope to compete for the Grey Cup again anytime soon, they’ll need Waters to continue hauling some monthly hardware. Otherwise, it could be a rough year for the Argonauts.
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