For Argos hopeful, name of the game is pride

Running back Quinn Porter works on his technique at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Oakville...

Running back Quinn Porter works on his technique at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Oakville yesterday as the Argos continue to prepare for the CFL season. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:48 PM ET

OAKVILLE - No matter how often he keeps getting asked, no matter how many times he’s recounted the history of his name, it never gets old for Sir Vincent Rogers.

The pride is palpable in each word he expresses in describing his name’s origin because it cuts to the very essence who Rogers is and who he represents.

His mom, Alfreida Watts, wanted her son to earn instant respect by the mere mention of his name.

“I thanked her for it because she gave me big shoes to fill,’’ said Rogers as the Argos returned to a high school in Oakville on yet another bizarre day that began with a Frisbee game unfolding as soon as the team’s bus rolled into the school property.

“Because of her naming me this I have a lot to live up to, I have to carry myself with that respect. She wanted people to respect me just by saying my name throughout my life.”


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