Catching comes easy for Arthur

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

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All through training camp, the big question about Jabari Arthur was what could he do after a catch.

Those YACs are the most important for a possession slotback.

Well, give the sophomore Canadian's first one a A+ grade. In the fourth quarter of last night's 37-30 win over the B.C. Lions, Arthur turned a 15-yard throw from Matt D'Orazio into a 81-yard touchdown reception.

"When I saw the paydirt, I just thought please let me get there," Arthur said. "I got there. Great first catch."

As he was shedding two sets of Lions would-be tacklers, Arthur looked like a seasoned pro and not someone touching the ball for the first time in a CFL game.

The Akron product showed up late last season and quickly worked into the lineup, mostly playing special teams.

He helped the Stamps win the Grey Cup in his hometown to cap a dream rookie campaign, but he never even had a pass thrown his way.

"Coming to calgary has been nothing but a great situation for me," Arthur said. "My first catch happened to be a touchdown. This is a great feeling."

He gobbled up the both passes sent his way last night.

"This game was a big learnuing curve for me," Arthur said.

"I'm still getting used to the speed of the game. The quarterback put the ball in exactly in the right place and the rest is history."


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