Former Jayhawk Rideau Named CFL Player of the Week

Aug. 16, 2011

TORONTO – Former Kansas wide receiver Brandon Rideau has been named the Canadian Football League Offensive Player of the Week. This is the first time in his career that Rideau – in his second year with the Toronto Argonauts – has won this and the second Toronto player to earn the distinction in 2011.

Rideau, a 6-foot-4, 204-pound wide receiver from Beaumont, Texas, caught six passes for a career-high 147 yards and two touchdowns in Toronto’s 37-32 loss to Hamilton last week. His career-long 69-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter was the Argos’ longest play from scrimmage this season. It marked the first time that Rideau has amassed 100-plus receiving yards in his career as well as his first multi-touchdown game.

Rideau played four seasons at Kansas from 2001-04. He ranks fifth in team history with 131 career receptions and 1,636 yards. He signed as an NFL free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 2005 and played in parts of four seasons with Cleveland and the Chicago Bears before signing with the Argos prior to the 2010 CFL season.

Rideau and the Argonauts will host the Saskatchewan Roughriders at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rogers Centre.