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Sun's Yochim BCFC player of the week

A BCFC all-star last season, Robbie Yochim has picked up right where he left off in 2014.

Based on his performance Saturday night in Chilliwack, the Okanagan Sun defensive back has been named the conference's defensive player of the week.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Yochim intercepted two passes, including returning one of them for a 75-yard touchdown in the Sun's 41-7 season-opening victory over the Valley Huskers. Yochim also led the Sun with four solo tackles.

A graduate of Rutland secondary, Yochim is in his fifth and final season with the Sun.

Last season he led the club in interceptions with seven.

The other BCFC players of the week were V.I. Raiders receiver Marshall Cook on offence, and Langley's John Beckerleg on special teams.

Meanwhile, the Sun (1-0) return to action this Saturday night as they take on the Rams in Langley.

The teams split two meetings last season.

In other games, the Raiders visit Victoria, while Kamloops plays in Chilliwack.

Suitor at Sun dinner…

A familiar voice to Canadian football fans from coast-to-coast, Glen Suitor will be the featured guest speaker at the 6th Annual Okanagan Sun Scholarship Dinner.

The dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Coast Capri Hotel.

Suitor joined TSN's CFL broadcast booth in 1995 and has since become one of Canada's most respected and knowledgeable football analysts. Suitor currently works alongside 20-plus-year play-by-play veteran Chris Cuthbert as the game analyst for TSN's extensive CFL coverage.

A former CFL standout, Suitor broke into the league in 1984 and played 11 seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a safety before announcing his retirement in 1994. Suitor entered the TSN Radio booth that same year as a guest analyst during the 1994 Grey Cup in Vancouver before joining TSN as game analyst the following year.

The Roughriders' all-time interception leader (51), Suitor was a three-time CFL All-Star (1991-93) and a four-time Western All-Star (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993). During Suitor's 11 years with the Roughriders, he never missed a game, playing in 194 straight tilts.

Suitor says he is most proud of being part of the 1989 Grey Cup winning Saskatchewan Roughriders team.

 

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