Running In Cornish's Shadow

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    Running in Cornish's shadow
    Calgary Stampeders RBs look to make most of their opportunities running in Jon Cornish's shadow
    Scott Fisher,

    Backing up Jon Cornish can be a lonely job.

    It's kinda like playing behind Calgary Flames star goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff the past half-dozen years.

    Like Kipper, Cornish rarely comes off the playing surface.

    "There's a number of reasons," Calgary Stampeders running back Matt Walter said. "Obviously, skill is one.

    "But he's also well-conditioned and he doesn't get hurt.

    "So, he's able to stay in there for every play, which is good. He's a great running back."

    Walter, who starred with the U of C Dinos, served as the short-yardage back during his freshman campaign and the stocky local product excelled.

    "I'm fresh when I come off the bench," the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder said. "I'm always trying to get that yard, because that's how they use me.

    "But I'm a tailback, and I like to make big plays. So, whenever I can increase the yardage, I'm going to do it.

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