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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WALTER DIALS 306

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced national running back Matt Walter has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
 
Walter (5’10 – 215) will join the Riders after spending the last four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders. In 59 career regular season games with 14 starts, the 26-year-old has totaled 237 carries for 1,264 yards (5.3 yard average) and four touchdowns, while adding 28 receptions for 217 yards.
 
He has appeared in eight postseason contests, winning his first Grey Cup with the Stampeders in 2014.
 
“Matt has proven to be a versatile running back through his first four seasons in the CFL,” commented Riders General Manager and Head Coach, Chris Jones. “He is a powerful young guy and proven winner that will help our national depth and give us options in the backfield and value on special teams.”    
 
Walter was originally selected by the Stampeders in the 4th round (34th overall) of the 2011 CFL Draft out of the University of Calgary.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...


I wonder if the Riders figure they can convert him to fullback.
Walter was Calgary's back-up running back because he is Canadian as was Corndog. He obviously didn't fill the bill because after it became apparent that Corndog wouldn't be back the Stamps obtained another Canadian RB in Jerome Messam.
I'm pretty sure the Riders are figuring on an import at the RB spot so I think Matt Walter is about to change position. Maybe he's the next Neal Hughes and that's not a bad thing.

New regime fan.

Anonymous said...

Very good article on Peter King's MMQB website about former Stamp's star receiver Eric Rogers, now with Chip Kelley's 49'ers.

Anonymous said...

"Walter Dials 306" - Best title header for an article on this site in a while. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Some good quotes from the Rider's John Murphy in that excellent article about Eric Rogers.