From chip on shoulder to starting safety: Hecht

Posted By: Rick Moffat · 7/28/2011 12:00:00 AM
Alouette rookie Jeff Hecht was an underdog at training camp.   Now he's the unlikely starter at safety Week 5 in the CFL season, expected to help lower the boom on ex-Al Avon Cobourne.
 
Hecht admits he was angry no CFL GM drafted him this spring out of a St. Mary's.   But Hecht has been taking out that frustration and emotion on the field against opposing receivers.
 
"I had a chip on my shoulder," admits the rugged 5'10" hitter who has not looked out of place on the wide side corner earlier this season.
 
Friday night live on CJAD 800 he makes his first start at safety for the injured Etienne Boulay.  Hecht will share the role with Tad Crawford, a former BC Lions.   (Listen to the Countdown to Opening Kickoff with former Alouette allstar Ed Philion at 6:15 for a rare 6:30PM 1st Quarter).
 
Walter Spencer vows he'll be in Hamilton in time to join his teammates following the birth of Walter Jr. this week as well.  How long before GM Jim Popp gets the newborn on his neg list?

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