Keon Raymond's interception in the snow illustrated the Stamps' resiliency and cohesion.TORONTO—Keon Raymond has been one of the most crucial defensive players for the Calgary Stampeders this year, doing a little bit of everything from his hybrid linebacker/defensive back role, but it was a play he made in adverse conditions that really stood out. In the famed Snow Bowl II game against Hamilton in October, Raymond picked off a pass from former teammate and current Tiger-Cats' quarterback Henry Burris and returned it 100 yards for what proved to be a crucial touchdown. He said the play was memorable for him because it came against a friend and neighbour in Burris, but also because it illustrated the Stampeders' cohesion as a team, which has been crucial to their run to Sunday's Grey Cup game.
"That was definitely fitting because it was against one of my neighbours, Henry Burris, so I've got some bragging rights during the offseason against him," Raymond said this week. "It was definitely good, but it was my teammates on the field who made some key blocks to spring me. To sit here and say I ran all by myself, man, those guys did a heck of a job. You've got Quincy Butler, who was fighting off Chris Williams and Chevon Walker as I was running down the sidelines. But that's the kind of team we've been all year. We fight for each other week-in and week-out, and it showed. That's why we're here."Read More »from Keon Raymond: Snow Bowl II interception illustrated Calgary’s strengths as a team