Quick hits with Cam Yeow

DON BRENNAN -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:34 PM ET

Q.H.: First person you called to tell them you had been drafted second overall by the Renegades on Thursday?

C.Y.: My sister, Kerri. She was already excited. She knew and was trying to call me. I think she was the most excited, more excited than I was.

Q.H.: And you were excited.

C.Y.: I was in Ottawa for the evaluation camp, and I enjoyed it there. I'm glad I was drafted there. Everybody was happy I didn't go to a city that is less populated. Ottawa's a good place.

Q.H.: What's one characteristic of yours that has West Coast written all over it?

C.Y.: I like outdoor activities a lot. Dirt biking and snowboarding and all that stuff. I guess that comes from being close to the ocean and mountains and all that.

Q.H.: Who's most responsible for you becoming a football player?

C.Y.: I got myself into it. My dad and mom put me into soccer, and I kept getting those red cards. I want to play something more physical.

Q.H.: What's the most damage you've ever caused on a football field?

C.Y.: I can't think of one exact thing, but basically, I just like to hit. I come from some programs where, every hit on the field matters. I've always been a firm believer that if I'm going to tackle somebody, I might as well hit them as hard as I can.

Q.H.: The worst pain you've ever played through?

C.Y.: I had surgery in January, but had shoulder problems throughout my college career. Sometimes the pain would get real bad, and I'd have to come out for a couple of plays then go back in. It was just something I had to learn to deal with, but it was pretty tough.

Q.H.: You're confident the problem has been corrected?

C.Y.: Yeah, it was a full surgery, repaired all the damaged parts. Everything's going really good now. I'm ahead of schedule in rehab. Basically, I have no pain and I'm really excited about playing this season, because I've played with the problem for two or three years.

Q.H.: So it's a Friday night in Akron, Ohio, and you don't have to be anywhere Saturday. How are you going to celebrate being the No. 2 pick in the CFL draft?

C.Y.: I haven't really thought about it. Honestly, I'm not as much of a partyer as I used to be in college. If I finish all my training today, I might go out and have a couple of beers.

Q.H.: You might have to pick up the pace a little when you get to Ottawa. There are party options aplenty.

C.Y.: I'll party after we win the Grey Cup.

Q.H.: You were probably a good kid in school, too.

C.Y.: Yeah, I never got the best grades in high school, but I was always in sports, basketball and football. In college, most of my activities were monitored, both at Akron and Butte, and if we got in trouble the coach knew about it on Monday and we were running. I don't like disciplinary running.

Q.H.: What's the first extravagance you'll treat yourself to with your first pro cheque?

C.Y.: I might buy a bigger TV, to play video games on. I like to play football games. Madden and NCAA.

Q.H.: If you could play another sport professionally, what would it be?

C.Y.: I always wished I went into hockey when I was younger. Me and my pop always used to watch Vancouver Canucks games. I'm a hockey fan ... but I only played street hockey when I was little. From as soon as I got up in the morning until the sun went down. I enjoyed it.

Q.H.: If you could choose a product to pimp in a sponsorship deal, what would it be?

C.Y.: Who sponsors the Renegades?

Q.H.: Rona, for one.

C.Y.: What about Adidas or Nike?

Q.H.: In the CFL, everyone has to wear Reeboks.

C.Y.: Guess I'll say Reebok then.

Q.H.: Your favourite CFL player of all-time?

C.Y.: I'd probably have to say (Barrin) Simpson. I went to camp with him when he first got to the Lions and I really enjoyed the way he plays. He's aggressive, and the fact he had some adversity he went through as a kid ... to the point where he's now one of the best in the league.

Q.H.: Favourite musical performer?

C.Y.: Right now, probably have to be Game.

Q.H.: Favourite beer?

C.Y.: Corona, with a lime.

Q.H.: What are you going to do after football?

C.Y.: I'm thinking about sales. I have some friends along the way that have pretty good connections. I'm a communications major, but I don't think I'll go into radio or TV or anything. I'll probably just use it to get in the door.

THE FACTS

- Age: 26

- Home town: Surrey, B.C.

- Height/Weight: 6-1, 230


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