Esks' Rennie Curran is CFL's most interesting man

The Eskimos' Rennie Curran is filling in for an injured J.C. Sherritt, who is out for as much as...

The Eskimos' Rennie Curran is filling in for an injured J.C. Sherritt, who is out for as much as four more weeks recovering from surgery to repair a broken thumb. (Perry Nelson/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:19 PM ET

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos don't always replace reigning CFL defensive player of the year J.C. Sherritt at middle linebacker, but when they do, they prefer Rennie Curran.

Sound familiar?

That's because despite making just the first start of his rookie CFL season last Sunday in Toronto, the Eskimos' Curran is already being touted as the most interesting man in the league.

Even the condensed version sounds hard to believe.

By now, you've heard how the great grandson of a Liberian tribal chief grew up in the United States after his parents fled their civil war-torn country.


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