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Following the announcement of his contract extension on Tuesday afternoon, BCLions.com caught up with Leos receiver Akeem Foster to learn more about how the third-year Lion has been spending his off-season.
What are your thoughts on winning the Grey Cup in 2011?
AF: The only thought that comes to mind is that it’s a dream come true, because as a kid you grow up and wanted to play in the CFL, but then getting to the Grey Cup and playing in front of the fans and your family, it’s the experience of a lifetime.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned in your time with the Lions?
AF: The biggest thing I’ve learned is probably preparation. Getting ready week-to-week to take on an opponent and battle, and playing to the best of your ability, reaching your top potential.
Speaking of preparation, are you ready for training camp?
AF: The real question is, “is training camp ready for me?”
I’ve been waiting for training camp since November. Now it’s just around the corner, and I’m excited to get in there and cause a few problems here and there with the teammates, stir up some beef. It’s going to be fun to be around the fellas again and to get focused back on the task at hand.
What is your personal goal for 2012?
AF: My personal goal for 2012 is to do everything that I did last year, but better. A lot better.
Since you spend a lot of time on the West Coast now, what is your favourite thing about Vancouver?
AF: My favourite thing about Vancouver has to just be hanging out with the fellas. You miss your family, being from Ajax (Ontario), but chilling with the guys helps. Also, the community is great as well. Being able to go read a couple books to the kids and stuff like that, it’s a blast.
Akeem Foster, OUT!