Stampeders keep Canadian receiver Anthony Parker at home

Local Calgary product, receiver Anthony Parker has been retained by the Stampeders.

Parker has been with the Stamps since the team drafted him in the first round of the 2011 CFL draft.

In 108 career regular season games, Parker has 178 catches for 2,245 yards and 15 touchdowns. The University of Calgary product made 36 catches for 482 yards and three touchdowns in 2017.

“Anthony has been a mainstay of the Stampeders and I’m pleased that he has chosen to re-sign with the team,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel in a statement. “He’s a player we can count on being in the lineup every week and with so many young players in our receiving corps, I’m looking for Anthony to take on an increased leadership role.”

“It’s very important for me to be able to keep my family in Calgary so I’m happy to be back,” said Parker in a statement. “It’s long been a goal of mine to start and finish my career in the same place and this gets me one step closer to that goal. After the past two years, we still have unfinished business and I believe we still have a championship-calibre team that has a good chance to win the Grey Cup.”