Alouettes’ RB William Stanback drawing NFL interest

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Following a 1,000-yard season, Montreal Alouettes running back William Stanback is drawing NFL interest.

Stanback rushed for 1,048 yards, third most in the league, and five touchdowns on 6.2 yards per carry with 33 catches for 329 yards in 14 games during the 2019 season. He rushed 81 times for 539 yards (6.7 yards per carry) and caught 25 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns in his rookie year.

The physical six-foot-three, 233-pound back played for the University of Central Florida rushing 306 times for 1,151 yards and 16 touchdowns plus 27 receptions for 244 yards and three touchdowns in three years with the Knights. Stanback transferred to Virginia Union University for his senior season, he rushed for 1,299 yards and 15 touchdowns.

After going unselected in the 202017 NFL draft, Green Bay inked Stanback to an undrafted free agent contract, but he was released near the end of training camp. The Hempstead, New York native used the CFL as a spring board back into potential NFL opportunities.