Under the Helmet

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:29 AM ET

Chatting with Bomber CB William Fields:

What was your welcome-to-the-CFL moment?

"When I was in high school, I always liked Kez McCorvey. I used to watch him play at Florida State and all that. So the first pre-season game, I think it was, we played Edmonton. Coach called a press coverage, and I look up, and I'm covering Kez McCorvey. I was like, 'Wow! This is good right here.' I was wondering where he was at, so I guess he'd been in the CFL."

Toughest receiver to cover?

"Back in 2001, (Saskatchewan's) Curtis Marsh. To me, still, he's been the toughest receiver that I've faced. And I had good games against him. He made me work a lot, and I thought he was a really good receiver."

You like to rap?

"I've been on (Flava) 107.9 FM a couple times. They'll put a beat on and just say, 'Go do what you want.' You gotta keep it clean -- it's the radio. I give them the G-rated lyrics. It's fun to do. Hopefully I can get in there and put something down for real. They got a couple CDs they want me to rap over. We'll see. If I get some time to do it. I haven't been to the studio yet. That's my first love right there. Football was my second love, but it just happened to come along, so I took it."

Who's your best friend in the CFL who doesn't play for the Bombers?

"Da'Shann Austin. That's my road dog. We stay in touch. In the CFL you go home and you keep in touch with very few people. He's one of the dudes I keep in touch with. Me and him talk almost every day. I had to tell him to sit out a few games. He's had a couple concussions. I called him the other day and I said, 'What you doing?' He said, 'I just woke up.' I said, 'You just woke up?' He said, 'Yeah, from the last game.' It was like three days later."


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