Fleming knows the score

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 11:48 AM ET

TORONTO -- There could be a new name at the top of the all-time Edmonton Eskimo scoring list later today.

Sean Fleming enters this afternoon's tilt against the Argos needing just seven points to pass Dave Cutler for the record.

With 14 seasons under his belt, Fleming has 2,231 regular-season points.

Not too shabby, considering his goal when he walked into training camp in 1992.

"(I wanted to) make the team and survive the first year," remembered Fleming.

Cutler set the current Edmonton record over 16 seasons, with each year featuring 16 regular-season games. By the time Fleming entered the league, the season had increased to 18 games.

In total, he has played nearly 250 contests in an Eskimo uniform - and has a great memory.

The biggest kick: 1996 Western final in Calgary.

"I kicked a 42-yarder into the wind to win the game with no time left on the clock," he said.

The one kick Fleming wants back: 2000 Western semifinal against B.C.

"There was about a minute left and it was a 30-yard field goal to tie the game and I missed it to the right," he remembered.

If Fleming reaches the record today, he will move into sixth spot on the all-time CFL scoring list.

LATE HITS: Derrell Mitchell could also add a new line to the CFL record book today.

He needs one more TD reception to take sole possession of fourth place in league history for touchdown catches. Mitchell and legendary Tom Scott currently share fourth with 88.


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