Rambo runs forever for career TD

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:13 AM ET

Calgary Stampeders receiver Ken-Yon Rambo has made a habit of hitting the century mark.

Never like this, though.

On Calgary's fourth offensive play of Friday's 46-21 victory over the Montreal Alouettes at McMahon Stadium, Rambo accepted a slant pass from quarterback Henry Burris and packed his bags for a long haul, sprinting 100 yards for the longest touchdown of his career.

“The last time I ran 100 yards was back in track, when I used to run the 100 metres. That was back in high school,” Rambo said. “I've never had a 100-yard play before, so that was big. That was big for our team.”

Rambo's major came just four minutes after Burris' 61-yard strike to Romby Bryant and gave the Stamps a two-touchdown lead early in the opening quarter of a game some were billing as a could-be Grey Cup preview.

Thanks to a key block from slotback Jabari Arthur, Rambo wasn't touched on his trek to the endzone. Usually armed with a creative celebration, the 31-year-old pass-catcher simply dove across the stripe.

“I was tired, man,” Rambo explained. “I was ready to jump in there. I was like, 'Oh, come here goal-line. C'mon goal-line, when you gonna get here?' It was awesome.”

The Alouettes secondary simply didn't have an answer for Smilin' Hank and his offensive arsenal in Friday's lopsided showdown at McMahon Stadium.

Rambo finished with a career-high 169 aerial yards, while Bryant added 146 yards and a pair of majors. Nik Lewis was credited with 49 yards, one touchdown and the hardest hit fans in Calgary have seen since Dion Phaneuf was traded to Toronto.

Burris finished with 412 passing yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

“We just showed our playmakers' abilities tonight,” Burris said. “We said early on, 'Let's just take what they give us.' We took some shots on our guys, got it to them early and quick and just let them run with it.”


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