Rookie receiver happy with timely tackle

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:59 AM ET

EDMONTON - The stat-sheet will show two catches, Anthony Parkers most productive night as a pro.

His biggest grab, though, was recorded as a tackle.

With the Calgary Stampeders hanging onto to a 17-6 lead in the third quarter of Fridays Labour Day Replay at Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton Eskimos halfback Chris Thompson picked off a Henry Burris pass and was making a bee-line for the endzone when Parker tripped him up.

If I dont make that tackle, he has a chance to score so Im definitely happy that I was able to stick an arm out and knock him down, Parker said. You just get there any way you can. I was fortunate to see it happen, see it take place, and I was able to be in the right position.

The Stamps defence limited the Eskimos to a field goal after Thompsons interception, maintaining their one-touchdown lead and rolling to a 30-20 victory.

Parker, a former Calgary Dinos star and the Stamps first-round selection in the 2011 CFL Draft, was pressed into action on offence after slotback Jabari Arthur was sidelined with bleeding in his thigh and knee.

Robert McCune suffered a knee injury that could keep him out for a few weeks, with rookie Akwasi Antwi filling in at middle linebacker.

My young guys have played a lot of football this year, Stamps head coach John Hufnagel said. They have made plays for us.


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