Logan rewrites script

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 1:16 PM ET

VANCOUVER -- Stefan Logan has already mastered the art of writing intriguing storylines off the field.

Now the B.C. Lions' new starting running back has to find a way to pen a good story against the Edmonton Eskimos tonight at B.C. Place.

A 27-year-old rookie, Logan will be making his third start of the year.

"Every time he touches the ball he can go the distance," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia. "It wouldn't surprise me if he's around for a number of years."

Logan is replacing an ineffective Joe Smith.

At five-foot-six, Logan is the same height as Winnipeg's Charles Roberts - but doesn't carry the same impressive football resume.

In fact, Logan was out of the game for three years (2000-02) and wasn't allowed to play in his Grade 12 year in Florida because he ran out of eligibility.

That all stemmed from a fight in Grade 10 that led to being kicked out of school and repeating the grade.

With limited high school game film, he couldn't even think of attending a major college. Instead, he enrolled at the University of South Dakota two years after finishing high school.

"For me to get to where I am at and be here right now, that is why this is a great opportunity for me," said Logan. "I went through a lot."

During that time away from football at the turn of this decade, Logan actually worked two summers as a mortician with his father at the University of Miami.

"It was working with dead people, preparing bodies for medical class for (the) medical campus," remarked Logan. "It was something that was nasty but I dealt with it."

Fast forward to tonight and Logan brings an impressive 6.9-yard average per carry into the game.


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