Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Riders Sign Former Calgary RB Matt Walter

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.


Anonymous said...

Awesome signing!!

Anonymous said...

Riders just found themselves another Neal Hughes. LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Who's Neil Hughes????

Anonymous said...

Neil Hughes is a local fisherman