Wood­son signs deal with hometown Cal­gary Stam­ped­ers

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

CAL­GARY — Run­ning back An­thony Wood­son has come home.

The Cal­gary na­tive signed as a free agent with the Stam­ped­ers on Fri­day. His fa­ther, Tony, was a linebacker with the fran­chise in the 1980s. Wood­son has played for Win­nipeg, Toronto and Hamil­ton over his five-year CFL ca­reer. In 55 ca­reer reg­u­larsea­son games, he has rushed for 234 rush­ing yards and a touch­down, reg­is­tered 16 catches for 117 yards, re­turned three kick­offs for 58 yards and made 17 spe­cial­teams tack­les. Wood­son has also played in three play­off games.

“It’s long been a dream for me to come home and play for the Stam­ped­ers,’’ Wood­son said in a state­ment. “When I was grow­ing up, I watched this team win Grey Cups and this is the team my fa­ther played for so it’s an un­be­liev­able feel­ing to be a Stamp.’’

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