Canadian running back Anthony Woodson signs with Calgary

The Calgary Stampeders have signed Canadian running back Anthony Woodson to a one-year contract, per sources.

The 29-year-old has played the last two seasons in Hamilton and appeared in 55 games during his six-year career with Winnipeg, Toronto and Hamilton. Woodson was a fourth round pick, 29th overall by the Bombers in 2010. He has amassed 58 carries and 16 catches for 351 combined yards and one touchdown. The six–foot, 215-pounder is also a solid contributor on special teams.

A Calgary native, Woodson also played his university football for the University of Calgary Dinos. He’ll provide in-game insurance for Jerome Messam, Calgary’s national running back and the league’s Most Outstanding Canadian last season.

Woodson’s father, Tony, played two seasons at linebacker for the Stampeders in 1985 and 1986.

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