CALGARY - LL Cool J told everyone in the early 1990s not to call it a comeback.
Tim Hawthorne, however, will be calling it just that Friday night in Winnipeg.
With the Calgary Stampeders receiving corps banged up — Joe West is out indefinitely with a separated shoulder, and Maurice Price is doubtful for the third straight week with a hamstring strain — the 25-year rookie is expected to make his CFL debut.
“Man, it would basically be like a comeback party,” Hawthorne said with a grin following all the first-team wideout reps he could handle during Tuesday’s practice.
“I’ve never scored a professional touchdown, so it’s just one of those things I’m looking forward to if it presents itself Friday.
“It’ll be a humbling experience if it happens that way. If you just go out there and have fun, everything will take care of itself.”
Since his final college season at North Alabama in 2010, Hawthorne has played the waiting game.