Canada's Lumsden seeking final Olympic 'chapters'

Lyndon Rush (L) and Jesse Lumsden of Canada celebrate their second place finish in the men's...

Lyndon Rush (L) and Jesse Lumsden of Canada celebrate their second place finish in the men's bobsleigh at the FIBT World Bobsleigh Championships in Lake Placid, New York, February 19, 2012. (REUTERS)

TED WYMAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:37 PM ET

The moment when he went from a football player who dabbled in bobsledding to a bobsledder who used to play football is still fresh in Jesse Lumsden’s mind.

He was sitting across from Calgary Stampeders coach John Hufnagel at the end of the 2010 season, talking about the latest knee injury that knocked him out of the last game of the season against Winnipeg.

“That was tough,” Lumsden says.

Hufnagel liked what he saw in the running back during a short stint with the Stamps and was talking about bringing Lumsden back for the 2011 season.

“He flat out said, ‘Jesse, I think you’re the most unlucky football player I’ve ever coached, but you proved that you can still play this game and play it with the best of them and we want you to be a part of the Stampeders next year.


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