Jesse Luketa, Jett Elad, Chase Claypool, Nick Mardner and Christian Covington headline big week for Canadian football

In week two of the NCAA football season and week one of the NFL season there were a number of Canadian football players that showed out big. Of the Canadians with big weeks was Penn State linebacker, 2021 Dick Butkus watch list linebacker of Ottawa, Ontario who had a one handed interception return for a touchdown. He finished the game with 4 tackles and the pick six but is only one of many great players from the week in football from across the border.

Some of the other top performers include:

  • Ohio defensive back Jett Elad: 11 tackles, one tackle for loss
  • Hawaii wide receiver Nick Mardner: 6 catches for 110 yards and a touchdown
  • Coastal Carolina linebacker/safety Enock Makonzo: 6 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss
  • Wake Forest edge rusher Luiji Vilain: 3 tackles, 1.5 sacks
  • West Virginia interior defensive lineman Akheem Mesidor: 2 tackles, 1 sack
  • Bryant running back Fabrice Mukendi: 17 rushes for 98 yards
  • Ohio quarterback Kurtis Rourke: 14/22 passing for 168 yards and a score with 28 rushing yards and a touchdown on 4 rushing attempts
  • Pittsburgh wide receiver Jared Wayne: 3 catches for 56 yards and one 16 yard passing touchdown
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool: 3 catches for 45 yards and a rush for 25 yards
  • NFL Los Angeles Chargers defensive lineman Christian Covington: 5 tackles and a tackle for loss

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