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Simon sets CFL receiving mark

Simon sets CFL receiving mark

Geroy Simon became the CFL's all-time receiving leader in a dramatic way Friday night.
The Lions' star slotback set the record on a 56-yard pass from Travis Lulay 4:57 into the fourth quarter of B.C.'s 33-16 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The 36-year-old Johnstown, Pa., native was all alone as he hauled in the pass along the sideline and brought the ball to the Winnipeg 23-yard line.
Seconds afterward, Simon was hugged by his 18-year-old son Gervon, who traveled from Johnstown to witness history.
Simon finished the game with 105 yards on five receptions, giving him 15,192. He bettered the record of 15,153 yards held by retired Milt Stegall, who was on hand for the game.