Stampeders re-sign Anthony Parker

Stampeders receiver Anthony Parker still believes he has a chance to become the homegrown star the...

Stampeders receiver Anthony Parker still believes he has a chance to become the homegrown star the team envisioned. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI Agency/Files)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:07 PM ET

CALGARY - There’s no arguing the fact that Anthony Parker’s star has dimmed.

When the Calgary Stampeders selected Parker third-overall in the 2011 CFL Canadian Draft, the expectations were as sky-high as the talent level possessed by the Okotoks product.

As the Stamps re-signed Parker to a new two-year deal Wednesday without much fanfare, the microscope isn’t nearly as magnified and the expectations are tempered.

But Parker still believes he has a chance to become the homegrown star the Stampeders envisioned when they traded up in the draft in order to ensure the former University of Calgary Dinos standout was dressed in Red & White.

“I would say that I still think I can be a star, for sure,” Parker said. “Given the opportunity and continuing to do the right things that I’ve been doing, I think, there’s definitely an opportunity for me to still be a top-tier player in this league.”

There’s little downside from a Stampeders point of view.


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