Gator always has game

TERRY JONES -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:08 AM ET

You know that Trevor Gaylor is a first-year Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver who caught 37 passes for 479 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of the season.

You may know that Gaylor was the Miami of Ohio record holder for receptions (128), receiving yards (2,131) and touchdowns (20) in a single season.

You also may know Gaylor is a fourth-year pro player having been drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2000. You may also know he was traded from San Diego to Atlanta and appeared in 13 games with two starts for the Falcons and that he was waived by Atlanta and signed by Detroit in January 2004 only to be released in training camp.

But what do you really know about Trevor Gaylor?

FULL NAME: Trevor Alexander Gaylor.

HOME TOWN: St. Louis, Missouri.

NICKNAME: Gator.

SIGN: Scorpio.

SHOE SIZE: 12.

CHILDHOOD IDOL: Michael Jordan. It was his dominance and consistency.

FAVOURITE SPORTS TEAM TO FOLLOWED AS A KID: The Cardinals. Everybody in St. Louis follows the Cardinals.

FAVOURITE TEAM TO FOLLOW NOW THAT YOU'RE ALL GROWN UP: I try to catch as many San Francisco 49er games as I can.

SUPERSTITIONS: I have to eat pasta before the game, home or away. It's a must for me.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? Laurence Fishburne. His past characters do a good job portraying the type of environment I grew up in, so I think he'd be able to act out me.

WHO IS THE PERSON WHO HAD THE MOST INFLUENCE ON YOU? My mom. She's been an unbelievable example for me. She grew up in the racial tension of the '60s, found ways to overcome, get her own scholarships, win a degree, get her own occupation and be her own woman and always provide for me. To look back and see what she did for me is an inspiration.

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN FOOTBALL SO FAR: I scored my very first NFL touchdown in St. Louis against the Rams. I was with the Chargers in my rookie season. To come home to St. Louis and get my first NFL touchdown against St. Louis was a real thrill.

IF YOU WEREN'T PLAYING FOOTBALL WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? I'd be in the working class but I think I'd be heavy into real estate.

GREATEST TALENT OTHER THAN FOOTBALL? I call myself a recreational sport champion. I'm great at bowling, ping-pong, pool and that sort of thing. My hidden talent is all those talents.

FAVOURITE CITY TO VISIT IN CFL? It has to be Vancouver. It reminds me of California.

FAVOURITE STADIUM IN WHICH TO PLAY ON THE ROAD? Montreal. Everybody hates you.

IDEAL VACATION SPOT? Rio de Janeiro. I haven't been there yet but all the things I've heard, I'm pretty sure it's a place I can get into.

WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY YOU LIKE TO PIG OUT ON? My mom's soul food. All day. Every day.

FAVOURITE TV SHOW? Martin.

LAST MOVIE YOU ENJOYED? Four Brothers.

LAST BOOK YOU READ? I read The Bible almost every day.

WHAT DO YOU DRIVE TO PRACTICE? I rent a car.

CLOSEST FRIEND ON OTHER TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE? Jojuan Armour with the B.C. Lions. We played college football together at Miami of Ohio and were pretty good friends then.

FAVOURITE WAY TO SPEND A DAY? On the golf course. But I shoot anything above 100. For some reason golf doesn't work for me like bowling, ping-pong or pool. But I love to play the game.

LEAST FAVOURITE THING TO DO? Grocery shopping.

IF I COULD MEET ONE PERSON FROM ALL OF SPORTS HISTORY WHO WOULD THAT PERSON BE? I'd love to meet Jackie Robinson and talk about breaking the colour barrier in baseball.

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND IN THE PACIFIC WITH THREE OTHER PEOPLE, WHO WOULD YOU WANT THEM TO BE? I'd pick my fiance Desrene, my mom Jean and my father Howard.

WHO IS THE FUNNIEST PLAYER YOU'VE EVER PLAYED WITH? Rod 'He Hate Me' Smart. He was in San Diego when I was there.

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT? Leaving my helmet in the locker room for practice in Atlanta and not realizing it until we were just about through stretching.

PET PEEVES? I'm very impatient. My pet peeve is anything that wastes time.

PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THIS ABOUT YOU BUT: I can't change a tire. I have no clue how to change a tire. I live in fear of one day having to change a tire.


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