It’s what most young football players dream about in the capital region.

Being drafted, signing a contract, and slipping on the Green and Gold jersey for the first time as an Edmonton Eskimo.

That dream became a reality yesterday for Corbin Sharun as the kid from Thorsby, with his mom at his side, signed a three-year contract with the option for a fourth year with the team he grew up loving.

“I’m living my dream right now so I can’t complain,” said the 22-year-old former Edmonton Wildcat. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I just know I have to go to camp and just work my butt off. Do everything I can to play or hopefully back somebody up and see where the cards go. Whatever my chances are to get on the field and play, I’ll do whatever it takes.”

Eskimo general manager Danny Maciocia said that’s exactly what he likes to hear from young players looking to break into the team for the first time.

“You don’t have to sell the Edmonton Eskimos to someone from your own backyard because they understand the history, the tradition, and the expectations that come with it,” Maciocia said.

“It’s no different whether you’re playing or coaching, all you ever want is an opportunity and sometimes those are hard to come by. This is not a token draft pick, this is a football player that just happens to be living in Edmonton.”

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