Winning doesn't get old for Cahoon

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:59 PM ET

Ben Cahoon has accomplished more than as a football player than he could have ever imagined.

On Sunday, the Montreal Alouettes slot back won his second consecutive Grey Cup with a 21-18 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Cahoon, 38, finished the contest with three catches for 34 yards.

"It's always exciting when you win," said Cahoon. "It was a hard-fought, ugly win, but we'll take it.

"Saskatchewan did a good job shutting things down and getting pressure on Anthony (Calvillo) and we kind of had to grind things out. Jamel Richardson bailed us out time and time again. He was fun to watch."

The Grey Cup victory was Cahoon's third, winning his first in 2002.

The 13-year veteran and 10-time CFL East All-star has not decided whether he'll come back to go for a fourth.

"We'll see," he said. "This is definitely fun and it leaves a good taste in your mouth for the off-season.

"We'll get away from the emotion of the moment and then I'll try to make a practical decision and maybe see if I can get out of training camp."

Cahoon is the CFL's all-time leading receiver. This season, he finished with 67 catches for 703 yards and two touchdowns.

He'll have a spot waiting for him in the Hall of Fame when he does decide to call it a career.

"I don't think this win will have any influence as to whether I come back," he said. "It'll probably come down to whether or not I need a job."

For the moment, though, Cahoon will just savour the victory.

"We'll definitely take the win," Cahoon said. "It was ugly, but our defence played stingy defence all game and it kept giving us opportunities an we were able to make enough plays.

"Give Saskatchewan credit, they forced our hand a lot and certainly made it difficult for us."


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