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New West's Jon Cornish chases his own record
When the Calgary Stampeders play host to the B.C. Lions on Friday, New Westminster native Jon Cornish will be looking to bust his own CFL single-season rushing record for a Canadian running back.
Cornish moved to within 42 yards of the 1,457-yard mark he established last season with a career high 208 yards in a 38-11 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last Saturday. The performance also moved him into the CFL rushing lead with 1,415 yards.
But despite the record-setting pace he’s on, Cornish told reporters after the game he won’t meet the personal goal he set for himself, although he wouldn’t say what that was.
“The mark I was aiming for, I won’t be able to get there, but I’ll try and see how far I can get,” said Cornish, 28. “I want to see what I’m capable of. That’s why I play this game, to push my body to the maximum.”
The Stampeders are the top team in the CFL with an 11-3 record and have four games left, including two against the Lions (9-5).
*WATCH: Jon Cornish breaks Normi Kwong's all-time CFL Canadian single-season rushing record, against the Edmonton Eskimos in 2012...