Ex-Vol starring in CFL

Calgary Stampeders wide receiver Jeremaine Copeland was honored by the Canadian Football League as September's offensive player of the month.

Copeland has been impressive in 2009 and continued his torrid pace in September, recording 18 catches for 343 yards and four touchdowns in four games. The Tennessee product was a key contributor in a month that saw Calgary go 3-1 and climb into a tie for first in the CFL's West Division.

Copeland had the Stampeders' only receiving TD in a 32-8 victory over Edmonton on Labor Day and then had two scores, including the game-winning touchdown with 22 seconds remaining, in Edmonton on Sept. 11. He was honored as the CFL's player of the week for his efforts in Week 11 and closed out the month with two solid performances against Hamilton and British Columbia, including the Stamps' only passing touchdown — a five-yard, highlight-reel grab — in a 27-18 victory over the Lions on Sept. 25 at Calgary's McMahon Stadium.

The East Tennessee native (Harriman) and nine-year CFL veteran leads the league with 12 receiving touchdowns and ranks second among receivers with 886 yards. Calgary has six games remaining in its 18-game regular season.


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