Woodson signs deal with hometown Calgary Stampeders
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.’’