Inglis raises eyebrows

TERRY JONES -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:24 AM ET

You know that Taylor Inglis is the kid who played with the Edmonton Wildcats last year and made the jump to the Eskimos this season as a long snapper.

You know he made the team along with Edmonton Huskies defensive back J.R. LaRose, raising eyebrows all over the league. You have to go back to Larry Wruck and, before that, Ron Forwick, since players came out of junior football and made the Eskimos.

You know that Inglis spent three years before that with the University of Alberta Golden Bears, but without playing much.

You also know he played last year with the Wildcats and credits 'Cats coach Gary Durchik with turning him into an accomplished long snapper and providing him with a future in pro football.

But what do we really know about Taylor Inglis?

FULL NAME: Taylor Daniel Inglis

HOME TOWN: Edmonton.

NICKNAME: 'T.I'

SIGN: Scorpio.

SHOE SIZE: 13

FIRST TROPHY, MEDAL, PRIZE OR RIBBON WON IN SPORTS: I won a home run derby in baseball when I was seven. We weren't exactly hitting them over fences. But I won a jacket.

CHILDHOOD IDOL: Jevon Kearse when he played for Tennessee.

FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM TO FOLLOW AS A KID: The Edmonton Oilers. My parents had season tickets. After that it was the Eskimos. Now, for everybody in the family, it's the other way around.

FAVOURITE TEAM TO FOLLOW NOW THAT YOU'RE ALL GROWN UP: The Wildcats and the Philadelphia Eagles.

SUPERSTITIONS: I'm not superstitious at all. Nothing. Not even my number. I don't even care what number I wear.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? Whoever the guy is who played Van Wilder.

WHO IS THE PERSON WHO HAD THE MOST INFLUENCE ON YOU? My parents, Gerry and Erin, made a lot of good decisions on my behalf.

YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT IN FOOTBALL SO FAR: My first game as an Eskimo. Going on the field with 40,000 and having all those friends and family members there watching. That was amazing.

IF YOU WEREN'T PLAYING FOOTBALL WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? Right now, I'd be working for the city as a summer job. Roadway maintenance. That's what I was doing before training camp.

GREATEST TALENT OTHER THAN FOOTBALL? I'm a pretty good snowboarder. Mostly at Big White in Kelowna.

FAVOURITE CITY TO VISIT IN CFL? Montreal. I still haven't been to all the cities in the league yet, but I'm pretty sure after I have been to them all it's still going to be Montreal.

FAVOURITE STADIUM IN WHICH TO PLAY ON THE ROAD? I'll have to go with Montreal on that one, too. But I reserve the right to change that. I haven't played in Calgary on Labour Day.

IDEAL VACATION SPOT? Kuai in Hawaii.

WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY YOU LIKE TO PIG OUT ON? Mongolian Express.

FAVOURITE TV SHOW? Trailer Park Boys

LAST MOVIE YOU ENJOYED? Bad News Bears. The remake.

LAST BOOK YOU READ? Monster. An autobiography on an L.A. gangster who reformed after being in a gang and killing a bunch of people and getting a whole bunch of life sentences.

FAVOURITE CARTOON CHARACTER? Peter Griffin.

WHAT DO YOU DRIVE TO PRACTICE? The LRT. I live by the University. I hop on it. It takes me right to Commonwealth Stadium. It's perfect.

CLOSEST FRIENDS ON OTHER TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE? Jamie Stoddard in Winnipeg. We trained together at Foote Field. He's the holder for Winnipeg. I was his long snapper.

FAVOURITE WAY TO SPEND A DAY? At Pigeon Lake, relaxing with a campfire and a beer.

LEAST FAVOURITE THING TO DO? Waiting to get off a plane after it's landed and everybody is standing but the doors haven't opened.

IF I COULD MEET ONE PERSON FROM ALL OF SPORTS HISTORY WHO WOULD THAT PERSON BE? Michael Jordan. I already met Wayne Gretzky, which was awesome. So it would have to be Michael Jordan.

WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST THING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN IN A GAME? I was really entertained a couple weeks ago in Ottawa when the half time entertainer got booed off the field.

WHO IS THE FUNNIEST PLAYER YOU'VE EVER PLAYED WITH? Joe Montford. He jokes all the time and he's always happy. He's a funny guy.

YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT? When I was a kid, I received a new pair of roller blades and skated through a store thinking I was really cool, slipped, and crashed into a couple of cute girls who couldn't stop laughing.

PET PEEVES? People who are ditsy.

PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THIS ABOUT YOU BUT: I'm an amazingly bad dancer.


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