Signing Two More Candidates for 2015 Stampeders

Discussion in 'Calgary Stampeders Talk' started by Seeker1, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Seeker1

    Seeker1 Member

    Feb 25, 2013
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    Stamps add two on offence

    Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce the signing of international running back Keith Toston and international quarterback Dominique Davis. As per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

    Toston appeared in one regular-season game for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2014 — an Oct. 24 contest at Calgary — and carried the ball six times for 72 yards. He averaged 12 yards per carry and his longest run was 41 yards. He also added two catches for six yards.

    The 27-year-old Angleton, Tex., native has 21 games of National Football League experience with the St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars and accumulated 36 carries for 128 yards and five receptions for 70 yards.

    Davis was with the Atlanta Falcons for two seasons as the backup to starting quarterback Matt Ryan and also spent time with the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts. He saw action in one game for the Falcons in 2013 and completed five of seven passes for 34 yards.

    Collegiately, Davis played two seasons (2010-11) at East Carolina and completed 727 of 1,103 passes for 7,192 yards and 62 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 172 times for 313 yards and 14 scores. In 2010, Davis threw for 3,967 yards and 37 touchdowns.

    New QB Dominique Davis

    Completed two-year East Carolina career as one of the nation's top quarterbacks from a statistical, productivity and impact standpoint ... Literally re-wrote the school's passing records in just 25 games despite officially arriving on campus only 35 days prior to the season opener in 2010 ... Became the first Pirate signal-caller ever to complete over 700 passes for 7,000 or more yards (program-record 727 completions in 1,103 attempts for 7,192 yards - the latter, a career number which stands fourth among all ECU quarterbacks in history) ... Threw for at least 250 yards on 18 occasions, reached 300 in 13 games, surpassed 350 six times and enjoyed a pair of 400-yard or better performances ... Owns six of the program's top 15 single-game passing performances, which include two of the top three listings ...Passed for 100 yards or more in 22 separate quarters ... Directly accounted for 76 (school-record 62 passing/14 rushing) of the offensive unit's 100 touchdowns during his career ... Threw for at least 200 yards and one touchdown in 14-straight games to open his Pirate career (the longest streak by an ECU quarterback since 1990-91) before having the run snapped against Virginia Tech early during the 2011 campaign .

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  2. Rids

    Rids Member

    May 3, 2012
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    Davis should fit the Canadian game very well. He's been one on my list (without knowing neg lists) for a few years. Good signing.
  3. cflsteve

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    Dec 14, 2014
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    Not too many Bo Levi Mitchel Calibre QBs that come to the CFL straight from college opposed to looking at all NFL options. The full inception, focus, on Practice Rosters in the NFL starting in 2008. min salary for 1st year players at 400K should a QB make the active 53 and a fall back of a minimum of almost 100K for a PR spot. While on a NFL PR any team can sign them to an active roster spot.
    Most rookie QBs will look that route and getting into an NFL Training camp now with expanded TC rosters to 90.
    So the last few years as the QBs have exhausted PR and/or roster options a breed of Qb that are no kids out of college but already pro experience. Drew Willy, Crompton, Lefevour etc. are emerging as starters, potential starters, good back ups.

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