Calgary Stampeders' Cornish vs. B.C. Lions' Harris a healthy Canadian 'rivalry' for CFL

BC Lions Andrew Harris #33 dodges Edmonton Eskimos Joe Burnett #22 and T.J. Hill #12 during second...

BC Lions Andrew Harris #33 dodges Edmonton Eskimos Joe Burnett #22 and T.J. Hill #12 during second half CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alta. on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The Eskimos lost 17-3. Amber Bracken/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

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CALGARY - With Jon Cornish and Kory Sheets grabbing all the headlines, Andrew Harris has been somewhat of a forgotten man in the CFL’s backfield.

It’s not like the B.C. Lions all-purpose back has been tripping over his shoelaces all season.

He’s on pace to better the 1,112 yards he rushed for during a stellar 2012 campaign.

It’s just that Sheets, the Saskatchewan Roughriders star, and Cornish, the straw that stirs the Calgary Stampeders drink, are both on pace to break the league’s all-time single-season rushing record.

Harris is OK with not having to deal with the glare of the spotlight.

“If I’m forgotten, that’s fine,” Harris said. “I’ve always been the underdog.

“I came in through the back door through junior.

“I’m cool with being the under-rated guy.”

Cornish set a CFL record in 2012 for the most yards rushing (1,457) by a Canadian running back.

But he was no slam-dunk for Top Canadian honours because Harris, a former Vancouver Island


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