Chevy grabs piece of TD rock

RANDY SPORTAK, CALGARY SUN

, Last Updated: 8:32 AM ET

As a receiver, Randy Chevrier doesn't need any advice.

As a touchdown celebration dancer? Let's just say Chad Johnson shouldn't be shaking in his customized cleats.

"He could work on that," laughed Ken-Yon Rambo. "We didn't give him any tips (about catching passes). He just went back to his old high school days as a tight end and made the grab."

Now, Chevrier is a triple threat.

The defensive lineman, who happens to be one of the best long snappers you'll ever see, displayed his new talent in yesterday's 44-22 thumping of the Saskatchewan Roughriders with a one-yard catch late in the first half.

Lined up to block -- presumably to help quarterback Henry Burris dive into the endzone -- Chevrier purposely brushed off his man and stepped into the endzone where he found glory.

"It came a lot faster than it did in practice," Chevrier said. "It probably hung up there, but I'm supposed to block down on my man. I blocked him a lot longer than in practice. In practice, I just tap him and run the pattern. Today, I really sold it. As I took three steps and turned, the ball was already there. When I think about it, the ball was right there.

"I kept thinking, 'This is your moment.' It was funny, everything slowed down. I saw Hank have the pressure, and as soon as the ball came out, everything slowed down. I was able to grab it out of the air. It was a great feeling."

Hey, everybody loves it when an unheralded big man has a massive moment.

"If he dropped that, his wife wouldn't have let him in the house tonight," chided Burris. "Chevy is one for one for one.

"He's working his way up the charts, and we're going to have to put a secret play in for him next week."

Truth be told, had it not been for John Comisky's shoulder injury, it wouldn't have been Chevrier called into duty. Rob Lazeo is supposed to be the receiver, but he was moved to centre.

The only other touchdown Chevrier's scored came while with McGill University, when he fell on a fumble.

"I've always dreamed about one day getting the opportunity and how that it would be," he said, relishing every moment. "It was cool."

But that wasn't Chevrier's only moment in the sun at McMahon Stadium yesterday.

In the second half, he recovered a fumble created by Matt Grootegoed deep in Saskatchewan territory.

Chevrier rose to his feet and bowled the ball into the goal post to celebrate.

"I don't think I had much of a celebration on the touchdown, so when I got the fumble recovery I figured I might as well try something. It hit the post," he said with a grin.

That's when the reminder came that after his touchdown, Chevrier pretended to be a gunslinger.

"Did I do that? I don't know what I did," he said.

For a moment he was able to be one of the 'skilled' players.

"It was pretty cool to hang out in the endzone with (Jeremaine) Copeland and Nik (Lewis).


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