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Mervyn Fernandez
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Football Player
    (December 29, 1959- )
    Born in Merced, California
    Drafted 277th overall by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 1983 NFL Draft
    Wide receiver for the BC Lions (1982-86, 1994) and the Los Angeles Raiders (1987-93)
    CFL Most Outstanding Player (1985)
    He had an unusual spelling of his first name.
    His nickname was 'Swervin Mervyn.'
    He missed out on playing in the 1985 Grey Cup due to injuries.
    He was a replacement player during the 1987 NFL players strike.
    He came back to the Lions for one year, following his release from the Raiders.
    He was considered one of the fastest receivers to play in the CFL during his formative years.
    He was the first member of the BC Lions to earn the CFL Most Outstanding Player award.
    He ranks amongst the top 10 receivers in Raiders history for career yardage.
    He earned two Grey Cup rings as a member of the Lions (1985, 1994).
    He provided highlight reel plays during his tenure with the Lions.

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