Feeling Lucky: Whitehead ready to shine with Lions

SURREY — You have to be good to be lucky. Or is it lucky to be good? However the saying goes, it doesn’t necessarily apply to Rodney Darnell Whitehead Jr. He was just born with that God-given talent. As the Lions’ new receiver explained on our latest episode of 1st and Now, the nickname ‘Lucky’ just stuck pretty much from the moment he was born. It came at the suggestion of his cousin, Ira Anderson.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cfl.ca/2021/03/13/feeling-lucky-whitehead-ready-shine-lions/

Lucky was a scream to watch. I know the other teams were screaming when he had the ball. Probably gave them a heart attack when he was healthy. We used him on returns, sweeps, pass plays... I'm surprised he stood up to the punishment as well as did for a player of his size. Maybe we used him a little too much. Should've let him heal up a bit between games. Good Luck Lucky!