LeFors to get start tomorrow

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:35 AM ET

Stefan LeFors will get the start at quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers tomorrow night.

LeFors, predicted to be Winnipeg's No. 1 pivot this season, will play in the first quarter of the team's first pre-season game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Canad Inns Stadium.

Bryan Randall will play the second quarter, James Kilian the third and Richie Williams the fourth.

"That is, in no way, any type of order as far as the rank and all that kind of stuff, because that's what everybody will jump on," head coach Mike Kelly said. "That's just how our rotation's going to go."

MORE WHEELING, MORE DEALING: The Bombers acquired import offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman from the Edmonton Eskimos yesterday for cornerback Willie Amos.

"We felt that we needed to bring in another American tackle to be there with Glenn January and be a safety net, if you will," Kelly said.

Coleman is a 6-foot-8, 310-pound behemoth who played at Mississippi Valley State. He joined the Eskimos last September and spent the rest of the season on the practice roster.

Amos appeared in 11 games as a rookie last season and had one interception and a team-leading seven pass knockdowns. He was injury-prone, however, and missed most of training camp this year with a knee injury.

INSPIRATIONAL: Wes Bauer, who is cycling across Canada to raise money for cancer research, probably could have called it a day when he got food poisoning in Saskatoon and was upchucking during his ride down Highway 11 to Regina.

But he kept going, because his plight was nothing compared to what cancer patients have to go through.

"When you're tired on the bike you remember that there are people fighting this disease," Bauer said. "They go through chemo, they go through radiation, they go through surgery.

"What I'm doing is nothing compared to what they have to go through."

Bauer arrived in Winnipeg yesterday, and the police, not to mention Bomber players Doug Brown and Jon Oosterhuis, escorted him to Canad Inns Stadium, where a luncheon was held to promote his Chase the Cure.

Lyle Bauer, the Bombers' president and CEO, beat throat cancer earlier this decade and couldn't be more proud of his son.

"He'll come out of this as a new person when it's all over and touch a lot of lives and be touched by a lot of people," Lyle Bauer said.

Chase the Cure fundraisers are being held in Winnipeg all week. Check chasethecure.ca for more information.


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