24 seconds with Sherko Haji-Rasouli

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 8:44 AM ET

Offensive lineman Sherko Haji-Rasouli was born in Shiraz, Iran, grew up in Toronto, played for University of Miami Hurricanes and spent two years with the Alouettes before joining the Lions in 2005.

24 hours: Defensive linemen Brent Johnson and Nautyn McKay-Loescher have scored unlikely touchdowns this year. Are you next?

#55, Sherko Haji-Rasouli: "I had one reception last year for three yards, I still hold on to that one. If I do get a touchdown this year, that memory would be put on the backburner."

24: What keeps you busy away from the field?

#55: "I really started to appreciate the nature here in B.C. I went camping when we had three days off a couple weeks ago in Squamish. I've heard the fishing is phenomenal in B.C. With Wally at the helm we don't get much time off."

24: You must have some fishing stories from Florida.

#55: "My best fishing story is not even catching a fish. We were on a boat off the coast of Bahamas. I jumped in the water and swam with a whale shark. It was bigger than the boat! Its head was about five-feet wide. My nickname in college was 'The Shark,' so seeing the biggest shark out there was cool."

24: If you could fish with anyone throughout history, who would you want to fish with?

#55: "Che Guevera as a young man, not Che Guevara once he was in Cuba, but Motorcycle Diaries Che Guevara. I want to see what made him the way he was. I know it was the gypsies and the natives along the coast of South America and the way they lived and were mistreated by the government, but there's gotta be more to it."


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