Leonard named Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ first CFL player of the month in 2022


Published November 2, 2022 at 12:46 pm

Leonard named Hamilton Tiger-Cats' only CFL player of the month in 2022
Montreal Alouettes' Hergy Mayala misses the catch as he is covered by Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Richard Leonard during second half CFL football action in Montreal on September 23, 2022. Defensive back Richard Leonard and receiver Tim White of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as well as Montreal Alouettes defensive back Adarius Pickett were named the CFL's top performers Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe Peter McCabe)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Richard Leonard has been named one of the Canadian Football League’s Top Performers of the Month for October.

The 31-year-old Miami native helped guide the Ticats to a perfect 4-0 month, registering 19 tackles, one pass knockdown, and three interceptions — returning one 64-yards for a touchdown in Hamilton’s 35-32 win over the Calgary Stampeders on Oct. 14.

Winnipeg’s Dalton Schoen and Montreal’s Trevor Harris round-out the month’s Top Performers.

It’s the only time a Ticats player has received the honour this season.

Tiger-Cats named CFL Top Performers of the Week this season:

  • Dane Evans (3rd) – Week 6
  • Tim White (3rd) – Week 11
  • Dane Evans (1st) – Week 15
  • Wes Hills (2nd) – Week 18
  • Malik Carney (3rd) – Week 18
  • Richard Leonard (1st) – Week 19
  • Tim White (2nd) – Week 19
  • Sean Thomas Erlington (2nd) – Week 20

Tiger-Cats named CFL Top Performers of the Month this season:

  • Richard Leonard (3rd) – October

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-10) will travel to Montreal on Sunday for their 1 p.m. East Division semi-final against the Alouettes (9-9).

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