24 seconds with Paris Jackson

BOB MACKIN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:13 AM ET

Veteran slotback Paris Jackson, the CFL's reigning Canadian of the week, hopes to celebrate his 29th birthday with a big game under the dome tonight. The 2003 first round draft pick out of Utah was a high school star at Carson Graham in North Vancouver.

24 hours: Talk about your connection with Jarious Jackson.

#19 Paris Jackson: "Back in the day, I went to Houston and trained with him for a while. We built a little chemistry. He likes to throw deep and that's what my strengths are and that's what a lot of my routes are, deep routes."

24: How is the adjustment from wide receiver to slotback?

#19: "It is quite different playing on the outside, now coming into the inside. You have more bodies on the inside, I have to still work on getting comfortable with three or four guys around me when I'm catching the ball, but at the same time it's all about focus and trying to compete."

24: It must be difficult when your starting quarterback gets knocked out, as happened to Buck Pierce last week.

#19: "When we saw our starting quarterback laying on the ground, I brought everybody in in the huddle and said we have to do this for Buck and at the same time we have to give Jarious an opportunity to come in and have success."

24: A fan gave you a bag of Sour Keys at Sunday's David Lam Park community practice. What's the story?

#19: "Last week a fan came by practice and I told him one of my favourite things was Sour Keys. For my birthday he brought Sour Keys. I always have dessert the night before a game, if it's not dessert, Sour Keys or something that has chocolate in it."


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