Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Congi Named Player of the Month; Milton Named to Hall of Fame

A couple of tidbits of information on this Wednesday evening.

We start with Luca Congi being named the Special Teams Player of the Month for September. Congi has been nothing short of fantastic this season, but especially so in September. He connected on all 15 field goals he attempted during the month and that helped stretch his consecutive made field goal streak to 21. He is nine away from tying the record set by Paul McCallum just last season. This is the third straight month that a Tiger-Cat has won this award – Chris Williams won them in both July and August – and Congi is the fourth Tiger-Cat – Burris was named the top offensive player for July – to win a player of the month award. A Hamilton player has been named a player of the month in each of the first three months and the team will try to make it four for four in October.

The other piece of news is that The Hamilton Spectator's Steve Milton will be getting inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in November during Grey Cup week in Toronto. Milton was selected by the Football Reporters of Canada to be inducted into the media section of the famed building in downtown Hamilton. I find that Milton is an excellent observer of the little nuances that mostly go unnoticed and I personally always look forward to reading and hearing his take on the team and the game. This is a well deserved honour and one that probably should have been bestowed long before this year. But better late than never.

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