Photos: Geroy Simon breaks receiving record at B.C. Lions season opener

 

It was a football love-in at B.C. Place Friday night as the Leos romped to a 33-16 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Simon's record-breaking catch in the fourth quarter was the big highlight, and the game was paused to celebrate his passing Milt Stegall for all-time CFL receiving yards.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">BC Lions #81 Geroy Simon makes one of his five catches against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (beating 23 Jonathan Hefney on the play) in CFL action at BC Place in Vancouver on Friday, June 29, 2012.</div>
 

BC Lions #81 Geroy Simon makes one of his five catches against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (beating 23 Jonathan Hefney on the play) in CFL action at BC Place in Vancouver on Friday, June 29, 2012.

Photograph by: Les Bazso, PNG

 
<div id="page1">BC Lions #81 Geroy Simon makes one of his five catches against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (beating 23 Jonathan Hefney on the play) in CFL action at BC Place in Vancouver on Friday, June 29, 2012.</div>
BC Lions #81 Geroy Simon breaks the CFL all-time receiving yards record vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the fourth quarter at B.C. Place in Vancouver on Friday, June, 29 2012.
BC Lions #33 Andrew Harris is brought down on a play vs. the Winnipeg Blue Bombers ln CFL action at BC Place in Vancouver on Friday, June 29, 2012.
BC Lions #79 Eric Taylor sacks Winnipeg Blue Bombers #4 QB Buck Pierce.
BC Lions #33 Andrew Harris is tackled by Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21 Alex Suber during first half CFL action at BC Place in Vancouver on Friday, June, 29 2012.
BC Lions #33 Andrew Harris flys overtop Winnipeg Blue Bombers #21 Alex Suber.
BC Lions #9 Keron Williams tackles Winnipeg Blue Bombers QB Buck Pierce during first half CFL action at BC Place in Vancouver on Friday, June 29 2012.
With his dad Geroy Allan and son Gevon, B.C. Lions Geroy Simon celebrates breaking the CFL all-time receiving yards record vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Friday, June 29, 2012.
BC Lions #81 Geroy Simon is addressed by GM Wally Buono after breaking the CFL all-time receiving yards record vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers at BC Place in Vancouver on Friday, June 29 2012.
Former record holder Milt Seagall congratulates BC Lions #81 Geroy Simon breaks the CFL all-time receiving yards record vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Geroy Simon, centre, celebrates with B.C. Lions teammates after the record-breaking catch.
GM Wally Buono congratulates B.C. Lions #81 Geroy Simon after he breaks the CFL all-time receiving yards record vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Geroy Simon hugs his dad Geroy Allan during the celebration.
B.C. Lions' wide receiver Geroy Simon celebrates after catching a pass to become the CFL's all-time leader for pass reception yards, during the second half of a CFL football game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday June 29, 2012. Simon broke former Winnipeg Blue Bombers' wide receiver Milt Stegall's record.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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