Calgary Stampeders sign 13-year Edmonton veteran Calvin McCarty

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Look away, Edmonton Elks fans. One of your all-time favourite players has signed with your rivals to the south.

The Calgary Stampeders have signed veteran national fullback Calvin McCarty.

The native of Muskogee, Okla. was raised in B.C. and played more than 200 career games as a member of the Edmonton Elks. He retired from the CFL in March 2021 but has elected to suit up for the Stamps this season.

The 36-year-old rushed for 1,615 yards on 337 career attempts and made 263 receptions for 2,005 yards. He scored 30 touchdowns and made 85 career special teams tackles, which is a testament to his versatility and athleticism. He also helped Edmonton win Grey Cup in 2015 in a 26-20 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks.

 In 2019, McCarty became just the fourth running back in CFL history to reach the 200-game milestone.