Esks LB JC Sherritt happy to be on the field in any role

JC Sherritt, shown here running drills in practice in June, made a momentum-changing fumble...

JC Sherritt, shown here running drills in practice in June, made a momentum-changing fumble recovery last week against the Toronto Argonauts. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:33 PM ET

You can take the 2012 CFL defensive player of the year out of the starting lineup, but you can’t take the spirit that earned J.C. Sherritt that title out of the Edmonton Eskimos linebacker.

Playing in just his second game this year, and first since the Fourth of July, Sherritt went into last Saturday’s game against the Toronto Argonauts not at the middle linebacker position he called home for the past two years, but primarily on special teams.

He was supposed to be testing out a nagging foot injury that has been bothering him all season, but he ended up finding a way to become a big factor on the way to a 41-27 win.

After taking a 31-7 lead nearing the end of the half, Edmonton watched the momentum swing in Toronto’s favour over a third quarter that saw the Argonauts score 16 unanswered points. A punt single by Swayze Waters at the top of the fourth pulled Toronto within a touchdown of tying the score.


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