Bob Cameron's son trying out for Bombers

Bob Cameron (left) has found it tough to watch his son Brett try out for the Bombers.

Bob Cameron (left) has found it tough to watch his son Brett try out for the Bombers.

Paul Friesen, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 10:24 PM ET

High above the field, as far away from the crowd as he can get, the Hall of Famer sits and watches. Anonymous and alone.

Agonizing with every kick, remembering exactly how it felt when he was punting for his life. Or, at least, his livelihood.

Now he’s watching his son try to win the same job, for the same team, wearing the same jersey number.

Talk about a combination of deja vu and parental angst.

“It’s way harder to watch than it was playing,” Bob Cameron was saying, Tuesday. “You go through the same emotions, but you have no control. Now I know what I put my parents through.”

Cameron’s son, Brett, is one of three punters brought in to challenge veteran Blue Bomber Mike Renaud.

At just 22, he’s the hometown and sentimental favourite. The legend’s kid.

As if simply trying to make the jump from college wasn’t enough, without your dad’s legacy and his No. 6 draped over your shoulders.

“That’s a lot for him,” Bob Cameron said. “But once you’re between those lines you’ve got to completely shut everything out. Which is easier said than done.”

 

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