Spencer Moore set to make CFL debut

Moore grew up in Hamilton watching the Ti-Cats
Reported by Joel Gasson
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As the will he or won't he continues for Darian Durant, we do know one player who will be in the lineup.

Hamilton's Spencer Moore will make his CFL and Roughrider debut Saturday in Guelph against the Tiger-Cats.

Your first professional game is always one to remember, but this one will be extra special for the fullback, being from Hamilton, playing CIS football at McMaster and even growing up a Ti-Cats fan.

"It's definitely something special, I grew up watching the Ti-Cats and going to Ti-Cats game," said Moore.

Now, the game itself is in Guelph, so it is technically only a sort of homecoming, but none the less, Moore will have plenty of family and friends in the stands watching him play.

The good news is Moore doesn't actually have to buy many tickets for them.

"Since I'm from there the majority of my family and friends were already be going to the game," said Moore. "I got some for my girlfiend and a couple friends, so a couple dollars on tickets."

For all of his time at McMaster, Moore never actually played a game at the new stadium in Guelph, only playing in the old one.

Moore is stepping into the lineup for the injured Scott McHenry, someone Moore admits has been a mentor for him to date.

"(McHenry) worked himself into a good fullback in this league is something I can learn from," said Moore. "He's a great guy, and helped mentor me in training camp."

One thing Moore will bring to the position over McHenry or Neal Hughes is size, as Moore measures up at 6'4" and 230 pounds, something that isn't lost on head coach Corey Chamblin.

"He's a big dude," said Chamblin. "He's a draft steal if he can pan out, him playing a little bit of receiver a little bit of fullback is very big to have those type of versatile guys."