London never foggy when running assignments
By Andrew Soong
Wide receiver Brandon London has been elevating the Montreal Alouettes’ game since he arrived with the team late last year.
Standing 6’4”, London is a veritable threat to any CFL defensive back as his team pushes deep into the end zone.
“I get away with a lot of stuff [being tall], but I also deliver confidence to the quarterback,” said London who is one amongst a growing trend in the CFL of towering receivers.
“I also like to play with a lot of passion and try to bring a lot of energy to the field.”
Despite arriving late in the 2010 season, London like most new players to the Als’ family was quickly taken under the wing of veteran players.
Moreover, London also benefited from the previous season to observe and adapt from his career in the NFL having played for the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and most recently for the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to London “I had the benefit of last year to watch and learn.”
London was destined for the football field since as long as he can remember football was a family business. The Richmond Virginia native grew up around football and undoubtedly influenced by father Mike who is presently the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers who also head-coached the Richmond Spiders for two seasons. According to London “I just wanted to play football.”
“I can see a little bit of him [coach London] in with his drive and personality,” said Als’ defensive back Seth Williams who played under the senior London as a Richmond Spider. “Mike was a great coach to play for as well.”
London has also dabbled in a modeling and has added runway model to his already long football CV. London was impressed by FOX network’s Michael Strahan and is presently taking acting classes to expand. According to London Strahan “impressed me to do more.”
“I’d like to play football for as many years as possible,” said London about his present career on the Al’s powerful line-up, but at the same time looks to the future. “You can’t play football for all your life.”