Dalin Tollestrup (right) takes the ball for the University of Calgary Dinos during a dynamic rookie season with the club back in 2006. (Photo courtesy University of Calgary)
CALGARY - In one year of football in Calgary, Dalin Tollestrup drew national attention by leading an emerging powerhouse.
Then he was gone, off to Belize and El Salvador on a Mormon mission.
More than six years later, he will be returning to his home province, this time as a member of the Calgary Stampeders after signing a free-agent deal Friday.
In 2006, the Raymond high school product won the CIS rookie-of-the-year award with the University of Calgary Dinos, playing quarterback on a team that was soon going to become a national title contender.
Once he returned from his mission, Tollestrup enrolled at Brigham Young University, spending four years with the football team but only playing in seven NCAA games as a receiver.
He is due to graduate with an exercise science degree this spring, and then he will come to Stamps training camp to work out in the receiving corps.