Jeremaine Copeland enters the coaching ranks in 2012 after an outstanding 11-year career as a player in the CFL.
In 188 games over 11 seasons, Copeland registered 622 receptions, 75 touchdowns and became just the 15th player in Canadian Football League history to total over 10,000 receiving yards. He was named a divisional all-star three times and a CFL all-star twice during his career. A respected leader on the field and in the locker room, Copeland served as a team captain in each of his two seasons as a Toronto Argonaut.
His CFL career began with the Montreal Alouettes in 2001, where he would play four seasons and compete in two Grey Cup finals before signing with the Calgary Stampeders in 2005. In Calgary, Copeland teamed with Henry Burris as one of the league’s top receiving tandems and was a key member of the Stampeders 2008 Grey Cup championship squad. After five years in Calgary, Copeland was dealt to the Argonauts in 2010 and would finish off his career with two seasons in double blue.
Prior to beginning his CFL career, Copeland spent time with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys, as well NFL Europe’s Barcelona Dragons and the XFL’s Los Angeles Xtreme.
During his collegiate career at Tennessee, he initially suited up as a quarterback, backing up Peyton Manning, before he transitioned to receiver. Copeland helped Tennessee capture a national championship in 1998.
Copeland, a Harriman, Tennessee native, currently resides in Mississauga with his wife, Talia, and their sons Jerome, Trezdin and Isaiah.
COPELAND COACHING HISTORY
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