Swervin Meryn Fernandez was one of the most dangerous receivers to play in the CFL. Fernandez joined the BC Lions out of San Jose State in 1982 where he would remain for five seasons. In his rookie season, Fernandez had 64 catches for 1046 yards to capture the Oustanding Rookie Award in the West and runner-up for the CFL. Fernandez also won a West All-Star. Fernandez bumped his numbers up another notch in his second season in 1983, catching 78 passes for 1284 and winning his second West All-Star selection. Fernandez continued to improve his already impressive numbers in his third season in 1984, snaring 89 passes for 1486 yards which won him his third West All-Star and his first CFL All-Star selection. Not done yet, Fernandez improved his stats for the fourth straight season in 1985 when he caught 95 passes for 1727 yards. That season gave Fernandez his fourth straight West All-Star, his second CFL All-Star and he was named the Outstanding Player in the CFL. Injuries limited Fernandez to just 11 games in 1986, but his talent had caught the eye of the NFL and Fernandez headed South in 1987. Fernandez would play six seasons (1987-92) for the Los Angelas Raiders with his best season coming in 1989 when he had 57 catches for 1069 yards and 9 touchdowns. IN total, Fernandez had 209 cat ches for 3764 yards in his NFL career. Fernandez did return briefly to the BC Lions in 1994, but the magic had gone and he had just 25 catches in 9 games. Ages catches up with even the best. Fernandez's CFL numbers were 399 catches for 6680 yards. If it hadn't been for his sojourn in the NFL, Fernandez would have been well up the list in all-time receiving in the CFL and a certain Hall of Famer.