Linebacker in Hunt for second ring

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:10 AM ET

MONTREAL -- Reggie Hunt has a chance today to do what no one else on the field at Olympic Stadium can.

The Montreal Alouettes linebacker can win a Grey Cup ring for the second straight year.

"That's special. I'm excited about that," said the veteran middle linebacker who signed with the Alouettes as a free agent this off-season.

"We have to make it true. I need some revenge for my brother. They lost last week to Calgary."

The Alouettes host the Calgary Stampeders, who took out defensive lineman Aaron Hunt and the B.C. Lions last week in the West final to ruin a Hunt brothers Grey Cup matchup.

But the family is on a real roll right now, as the Lions were winners in 2006, while Reggie was with the Saskatchewan Roughriders during their magical run last year.

Reggie actually had to beat Aaron's team in last year's West Division final to get a Grey Cup ring on his finger.

"The first year he won, Christmas was a little different," Reggie said.

"Last year, when I won, Christmas was a bit different the other way. We're hoping to keep that going.

"We consider ourselves a great family right now."

Although Reggie was there to watch Aaron's Lions beat the Alouettes in the 2006 Grey Cup at Winnipeg, Aaron won't be attending today's game.

When Reggie first arrived in Montreal, he was battling through some injuries and missed the first few games of the season.

It took a while for him to get acclimated to the system the Alouettes run under new defensive co-ordinator Tim Burke, but in the past few months, Hunt has been one of Montreal's best players.

"At first, he struggled with the system because it was much different from what he used to in Saskatchewan," Burke said.

"Once he picked it up, he's been a great player for us."


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