College: Wilfrid Laurier
Date of Birth: December 22, 1976
Years Pro / CFL / Rider: 8 / 8 / 5
Birth Place: Stoney Creek, ON
PRO:Fifth season with the Roughriders…acquired in trade with Montreal for 2nd round draft picks in 2003 and 2004…signed as free agent with Montreal in 2001…originally drafted by Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1st round (7th overall) in the 1999 CFL College Draft.
2005: Dressed in 17 regular season games and the Eastern Semi-Final…started three games at slotback…missed first game of season due to injury…had three catches for 32 yards in week 3…had three catches for 20 yards and a touchdown in week 7…had three ctaches for 38 yards in Eastern Semi-Final…finished season with 20 catches for 197 yards and a touchdown.
2004: Dressed in 11 regular season games…started nine games at slotback…on roster in Western Semi-Final and Western Final…finished season with 18 receptions for 293 yards…had two catches for 87 yards in week 8…had three catches for 53 yards in week 18…had one catch for 17 yards and first playoff touchdown in West Division Semi-Final…had five catches for 92 yards and a touchdown in Western Final.
CAREER: Dressed in 18 regular season games in 2003…started 17 games at receiver…also starting receiver in Western Semi-Final and Western Final… caught two passes for 63 yards for two touchdowns, including winning TD with three seconds remaining in week 1…first career two touchdown game in week 1…had three catches for 33 yards and a touchdown in week 10…led team with four catches for 51 yards in week 11…had three catches for 45 yards in week 17…had two catches for 21 yards in Western Final…SEASON STATS: 39 receptions for 511 yards and three touchdowns…started first 13 games of season with Montreal Alouettes in 2002, picking up 25 passes for 385 yards…dressed final five games as backup wide receiver for the Roughriders…dressed as backup wide receiver in East Semi-Final…made Rider debut in week 14 against Winnipeg…dressed for 18 games for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2001…caught 38 passes for 544 yards and three touchdowns…also had four receptions for 84 yards as a starter in the East Division Semi-Final and Final…had four catches for a season-high 103 yards and one touchdown against the Eskimos…had four receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown, including the Tiger-Cats longest gain of the season, covering 65 yards for a touchdown against Toronto…dressed for 18 games with Hamilton in 2000…had 32 receptions for 499 yards and two touchdowns, five missed field goal returns for 101 yards and four defensive tackles…also started the Eastern Semi-Final…had four catches for 92 yards and a touchdown in Calgary…had season-high six receptions for 60 yards against the Roughriders…started 18 games at wide receiver for Hamilton in 1999…was voted the East Division’s Outstanding Rookie…was third among Tiger-Cats and 11th in the league with 875 receiving yards…was second among Tiger-Cats and 13th in the league with 56 receptions… caught eight passes for 121 yards, six punt returns for 40 yards and two missed field goal returns for 18 yards in week 15…had two receptions for 25 yards in first ever CFL game against Winnipeg.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Wilfrid Laurier University…in 1998 finished 7th in CIAU with 34 receptions for 455 yards and four touchdowns and was selected a 2nd team OUA all-star.
PERSONAL: Corey earned his teaching degree this off-season...nicknamed “Spiderman”...competitive in basketball and track and field in high school…enjoys recreational touch football, soccer, and hockey.