Bekkering signs with Stamps

IAN BUSBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:42 AM ET

So much for the notion Henry Bekkering is going to jump from university basketball to college football.

The University of Calgary Dinos dunkmaster may just go straight to the pros full-time.

Bekkering signed with the Calgary Stampeders yesterday as the CFL club finalized its roster for training camp, which opens Sunday at McMahon Stadium.

The 22-year-old occasionally worked out with the Stamps last season as a slotback after getting taken late in last year's draft and will try to apply that experience to this legitimate opportunity.

Bekkering will be on the field tomorrow as the Stamps open rookie camp along with six other signings yesterday.

Among those were 2008 first-round draft pick Jesse Newman, who will challenge for an offensive tackle spot, and sixth-round pick Jonathan Lapointe, who is a fullback.

Also signing were import receiver Reggie Williams, import defensive end Jeremiah Turner, import defensive back Milton Collins and Canadian receiver Blaine Kruger.

The 6-ft.-6 Bekkering played one season for the Dinos basketball team, with whom he helped to their best record in 30 years.

Early this month, Bekkering attended Dinos football camp with plans of playing both sports this season. If he is still with the Stamps by Aug. 15, he will lose his eligibility for football but can still play hoops.


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