Esks Sharun hits record book
By Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency
|Eskimos special teams player Corbin Sharun tackles Calgary Stampeders Larry Taylor during their game at Commonwealth Stadium on Sept. 9. Perry Mah, QMI Agency
EDMONTON - In just his second season with the Edmonton Eskimos, Corbin Sharun has already found his way into the record books.
The 23-year-old local product got three special-teams tackles last week to close out the regular season with a West Division-leading 25.
Besides leading his squad, he also tied the franchise’s all-time record, previously held solely by Bruce Dickson at 41.
“I’m pretty happy tying the record and stuff like that, so it’s a good honour and I’m just glad I got it done,” said Sharun. “I had no idea that it was even going to happen, I just knew I wanted to produce and help the team out as best I can.
“Hopefully I did it this way on special teams.”
He finished one special-teams tackle behind league-leader and fourth-year CFLer Marc Beswick of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
“I just knew the guy ahead of me, Beswick from Hamilton, he had like five or six ahead of me and I ended up one under him, so that’s not bad,” Sharun said. “A pretty good season, I guess. A pretty good end to a season.”
Sharun’s most productive game came in Week 2 against Beswick’s Tabbies, where he chased down the return man four times.
While he got the honours, Sharun is quick to point to the rest of his teammates on special teams — seven of whom ended up with double-digit tackles as well.
“That goes to the coaches right now,” Sharun said. “Especially coach (Rick) Campbell for putting out the right guys on the team and everybody working hard together.”
oops: The story on the defensive all-stars in Friday’s Edmonton Sun said the Edmonton Eskimos scored a league-low 385 points. That number, in fact, belongs to the B.C. Lions, followed in second place by the Eskimos, who have surrendered 401 points on the season.