Debut day for Bryant

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:52 PM ET

On Thursday morning, Stanley Bryant received a faceful of shaving cream from a Calgary Stampeders teammate.

On Friday night, the treatment could be even worse.

In his first appearance for the Stampeders, the rookie offensive lineman will go toe-to-toe with former college teammate Khalif Mitchell, who was ejected from a game two weeks ago for striking an opponent in the, um, nether regions.

“I hope he doesn’t try that with me,” Bryant said with a smile. “I pray he doesn’t.”

Bryant, 24, will make his first start in Friday’s clash with Mitchell and the B.C. Lions at McMahon Stadium, subbing for injured right tackle Edwin Harrison.

Harrison was sporting a protective boot on his left leg and walking with the assistance of a cane Thursday at McMahon Stadium, and the team expects he’ll be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season.

As an insurance policy, former Penn State Nittany Lions offensive lineman Gerald Cadogan has been added to the practice roster. Bryant, though, is the all-of-a-sudden starter at right tackle.

“I’m just really excited about the opportunity,” Bryant said.

“It’s a big day, not only for me but for the team. I just really want to go out there and show the fans and coaches what I can do.”

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