Kent gets second TD fumble recovery for Eskimos
By GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency
|Linebacker Clint Kent wipes the sweat off his brow during an Edmonton Eskimos practice held at Commonwealth Stadiumon July 10. Kent picked up his second TD off a fumble recovery during Friday's loss to the Montreal Alouettes Friday. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)
EDMONTON - Clint Kent may have just earned himself the nickname Clark.
After all, the Edmonton Eskimos second-string linebacker and special-teamer appears to have a super alter ego as a touchdown-maker.
For the second time this season, the outsted Winnipeg Blue Bombers defender found the end zone after picking up a loose ball on punt coverage.
The first came in Week 3 against his former squad, which released him at the end of training camp after he had already been named a captain by his teammates, while the latest came at the end of Friday's loss to the Montreal Alouettes.
"My guy came down and lined up as a tight end, we had a block call and I just came off the edge and basically I just scooped and scored," said Kent, who returned the fumble recovery after punter Sean Whyte booted the ball into one of his own blockers. "I've got to credit it to my teammates."
Kent spent the past four weeks rehabbing a knee that was injured when Bombers defensive back Johnny Sears Jr. ran into him on the sidelines of that Week 3 game.
But the Eskimos linebacker picked up right where he left off.
"It feels good, I'm back 100%," he said of his knee. "I'm glad to be back and just ready to roll."