By Alicia Wynter
Toronto Argonaut wide receiver Maurice Mann is in final preparation mode for Sunday’s matchup against the Calgary Stampeders.
The six-foot-two, Seaside, California, native said he is looking forward to winning his Grey Cup ring on Sunday.
The Toronto Argonauts will be facing the Calgary Stampeders at the Rogers Centre. Mann said he has been looking forward to playing in the Grey Cup his whole career, and plans to win with effort.
“I’ve never been to or played in a Grey Cup,” Mann said in a brief email.
Mann made his first touchdown of the season Nov. 11, playing against the Edmonton Eskimos. He celebrated his touchdown placing the ball on an orange end-zone pylon and kicking it into the stands for the fans.
“We have to put a good game plan together to try and counter their aggressive style of play.”
The Stampeders won their western final against the B.C. Lions last Sunday at their 100th Grey Cup playoff finals.
The Argonauts have a 2-0 record with the Stampeders in their regular this year season, which can give them a boost for their upcoming game.
Mann was traded by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for Argonauts import defensive back Dee Webb, and became a Toronto Argonaut on Oct. 11, 2011.
Mann has racked up 2,875 yards, with an average of 12.7 yards per game, 226 catches, 68 long catches, and 18 touchdowns over his five-year CFL career playing between the Edmonton Eskimos, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts.
Mann, goes by the nickname ‘Mo’ Mann and runs a training program called P5 Elite that concentrates on educating athletes.
“It means a lot to me because of the tradition it represents and a lot because I’m happy to be doing this with my teammates and close friends.”