Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Native Anthony Woodson Signs Deal with Hometown Stampeders

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Native Anthony Woodson Signs Deal with Hometown Stampeders

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Stamps sign Calgary native Anthony Woodson

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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 regular-season 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 special-teams 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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