Stampeders looking out for Jon Cornish

Jon Cornish doesn't think turning 30 years old will be a issue for him going forward, citing Mike...

Jon Cornish doesn't think turning 30 years old will be a issue for him going forward, citing Mike Pringle and Robert Drummond as running backs who had success later in their careers. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:45 PM ET

CALGARY - The audience is calling for a Jon Cornish encore.

The Calgary Stampeders aren’t worried about that.

They simply want to make sure the reigning Most Outstanding Player, two-time Most Outstanding Canadian and just the third football player — and first since Russ Jackson in 1969 — to win the Lou Marsh Award as this country’s top athlete has the opportunity to dart out from behind the curtain for as many encores as possible.

With the 29-year-old tailback approaching the not-so-magical age of 30, often seen as the death knell for ball-carriers, keeping Cornish churning out yards means managing the superstar’s workload.


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