TRURO - An impressive professional football debut has earned Truro's Brett Lauther the Canadian Football League's special teams player of the week honour.
The league made the announcement on Tuesday, also naming Toronto Argonauts quarterback Zach Collaros offensive player of the week while teammate Andre Durie picked up the honour for top Canadian.
Lauther, a 22-year-old kicker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, went 4-for-4 and scored 14 of his team's points in a 28-26 victory over the Montreal Alouettes Saturday during the league's annual stop in Moncton.
Lauther, who played last season for the Saint Mary's Huskies, was also 2-for-2 on extra point attempts.
The, six-foot-one, 195-pound Cobequid Cougars grad, hit field goals from 40 and 34 yards respectively and added two others from 25 yards.
Lauther was selected by the Tiger-Cats in the seventh round, 52nd overall in the CFL draft in May.
He led the AUS in scoring with 73 points for the Huskies last season. His 16 field goals were just one shy of his career high of 17 set in 2011. He also carried a success rate of 80 per cent.