Geroy Simon finds end zone twice for 'Riders

Roughriders receiver Geroy Simon celebrates one of his two Cup touchdowns against the Tiger-Cats on...

Roughriders receiver Geroy Simon celebrates one of his two Cup touchdowns against the Tiger-Cats on Sunday in Regina. Simon became the first 'Riders player to record two touchdowns in a single Grey Cup game. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:21 AM ET

REGINA - In three previous Grey Cup appearances, Geroy Simon couldn’t find the end zone.

That’s 180 minutes of football without, arguably, one of the greatest receivers ever to play north of the 49th parallel hitting paydirt.

The longtime B.C. Lions veteran, who was shipped from the Left Coast to the prairies in the off-season, caught three balls for 31 yards in a 2004 Grey Cup loss to the Toronto Argonauts.

In a 2006 win over the Montreal Alouettes, the man who sits second on Maryland’s all-time list with 185 receptions and 2,059 yards, hauled in four balls for 41 yards.

At the age of 36, Simon earned his second ring when the Leos shut down Swaggerville and beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in front of the home fans in 2011, but the veteran was again held in check with four receptions for 79 yards.

Coming into Sunday’s Grey Cup tilt with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Simon knew things would be different.


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