March 26, 2012

Stamps sign 2011 draft pick Matt Walter


CALGARY — The Stampeders have signed Calgary-born running back Matt Walter, the club announced Monday.

Walter recently completed his fifth and final season with the University of Calgary Dinos, helping the team reach the Mitchell Bowl.

Walter, who was drafted by the Stamps in the fifth round (34th overall) in the 2011 CFL Canadian Draft, is the U of C’s all-time leading rusher with 4,143 career yards.

“I was impressed with Matt’s skill and competitiveness last year at training camp and look forward to his continued improvement in his attempt to become a Calgary Stampeder,” said Calgary head coach and general manager John Hufnagel in a statement.

“Matt showed during his university career that he can be a
dominant running back.”

Walter played for Canada at the 2011 world football championship in Austria, scoring six touchdowns in three games as Canada won silver.