Monday, May 16, 2011

Jesse Lumsden Offically Done

Not really much of a surprise at this point, but former Ticat and Marauder Jesse Lumsden has retired from football to concentrate on bobsledding. Probably for the best and he's certainly not the first running back to have an injury shortened career. Personally I think back to one game at Ivor Wynne where Lumsden had a long run and was tackled by an opposing player managing to grab his foot. He landed awkwardly on the football and his shoulder was never really the same after that play it seemed. A bright spot on some terrible Ticat teams, Lumsden was a rare non-import starting running back amid a sea of not particularly charismatic American backs. After the draft where there was no running back drafted with fanfare, the search for the next great Canadian back continues.

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