Anderson on hunt for Cup repeat

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:51 AM ET

Dwight Anderson is the last Cat standing.

When the Calgary Stampeders made a run to the Grey Cup in 2008, they did it with help from three former Hamilton Tiger-Cats as defensive starters.

Now Anderson's the only one left with the team as the Tiger-Cats make a visit to McMahon Stadium Saturday.

"I looked around (practice) and noticed that," Anderson said yesterday.

"From Day 1 when I first got here, I put in hard work. I made a commitment ... I wanted to make a big difference with this team."

Anderson was part of a Ticats signing frenzy previous to the 2008 season.

He came over from Hamilton with linebacker JoJuan Armour, defensive tackle Howard Hodges, receiver Nate Curry and safety Richard Karikari.

Curry was cut during last season's training camp, Karikari went out with a hamstring midway through last season while Anderson, Hodges and Armour were starters in the Grey Cup win over the Montreal Alouettes.

Hodges was released in the off-season and Armour was let go during training camps, so Anderson is left.

The fiery DB is one of the Stampeders' most consistent players this season and leads the team with three interceptions, including one called back for penalty.

"I tried to change the way the league was looking at me coming from Hamilton," Anderson said. "The program at the time, it didn't matter what type of player you are, if you came out of there, something was wrong. My goal was to clean that up and prove to everybody I could play."

Two weeks ago in Hamilton, Anderson was covering Arland Bruce on the game-winning touchdown, but Stamps head coach John Hufnagel said his defensive back did everything he could on the play.

"Arland said the next play that he got away with a pushoff," Anderson said. "You are supposed to do that. You expect that. I wouldn't think he would run just a straight go route. There's some tugging and pushing going on ... I get away with some at times and he may, too. It was a matter that he won that day. Not this next time around, though."


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