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Marvin Coleman Date of birth: January 1, 1972 (age 43); Born in:Ocala, Florida, Retired back home, CFL status: International; Position(s): CB/KR; Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm); Weight: 170 lb (77 kg); College: Central State, Ohio; As player: 1994-2000 Calgary Stampeders, 2001-2003 - Winnipeg Blue Bombers; 2001 San Francisco DemonsCareer highlights and awards: CFL All-Star:'96, '97, '00; East All-Star: '01; West All-Star: '96, '97, '98, '00
Derek Yachison of the Kamloops Broncos is one play away from realizing his CFL dream.With B.C. I’ve been getting reps with the team, so maybe in the fourth quarter I’ll get a look and maybe on special teams, too,” said Yachison, a six-foot-one, 205-pound receiver from Winnipeg.“It’ll be awesome.“It means I made it through a full CFL camp,” said Yachison,“I’m healthy. My reps stayed good. Everything went well.”Khari Jones was the Lions’ offensive co-ordinator last season and became familiar with Yachison at training camp last June.“We treat him as a player and he’s out here trying to make the team and we know that,” said Jones, now the Lions’ receivers coach, .“There’s no limitation put on him at all. “Heck, he could be playing for us this season.”The undersized pass-catcher spent much of the 2014 campaign playing with the Broncos on weekends and travelling to Surrey to practise with the Lions during the week.He is expected to do the same in 2015, but the hard work Yachison put in over the last year was not lost on the Leos’ staff — and his stock is rising.“He was really on the rawer side last year, but to have the opportunity to be at camp with us and to practise with us during the regular season was really helpful to him,”
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