Lewis becomes endzone artist

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:58 PM ET

Trust Nik Lewis to leave his mark on McMahon Stadium on its milestone evening.

Even if it was virtual.

On a night the Calgary Stampeders celebrated the 50th anniversary of their home and celebrated their most one-sided victory over their biggest rivals, Lewis painted an exclamation point on the night.

When the Calgary receiver caught his first touchdown in the 56-15 win Sunday over the Edmonton Eskimos, he promptly ran to one of the endzone signs and pretended to spray some graffiti using the ball as his spray can.

Ive never tagged anything before, so that was fun, he said.

Lewis didnt stop making his point then, either. He caught a second touchdown late in the game to cap a five-catch,

117-yard performance.

I think it was important for us to come out and win, and set the tone and show the league when we put it all together, we can be dangerous, Lewis said.

Lewis has been dangerous all year.

After collecting just one touchdown all last season, he has now scored five. He leads the league in receptions with 41, and is fifth with 582 yards receiving.

Words arent his only weapon, but the well-known talker is still willing to use them. Or in the case of his first touchdown Sunday, his finger.

As Lewis reached the endzone, he was pointing his index finger at Edmonton defensive back T.J. Hill.

He was talking a lot.

I thought I was open a lot, but he was talking a lot, Lewis said. I told Hank on the sidelines Im being patient and Im just gonna wait because I know its coming.

I knew it was coming, and it came.

randy.sportak@sunmedia.ca


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