Arland Bruce crankin' out dittys for CFL teams

Arland Bruce III shakes and shimmies with the best of them in the CFL. But the receiver is also a...

Arland Bruce III shakes and shimmies with the best of them in the CFL. But the receiver is also a recording artist. (MARTIN CHEVALIER/QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:19 AM ET

MONTREAL - Arland Bruce III is a different cat.

A cat, seemingly, with the alloted nine lives felines are granted.

He’s worn out his welcome in several stops during his 12-year career.

But the talented wideout keeps finding work.

ABIII, who sits 11th on the CFL’s all-time list for receiving yards, is also putting his talents to use off the field, creating music with a Kansas City-based studio under his chosen name Runako Reth, which translates from an African language to Handsome King.

“We’ve got one of the biggest songs in Canada, Loonies & Toonies,” Bruce said.

The Alouettes receiver, who is playing with his fifth CFL team, has put together specific songs for five of the eight CFL teams, including the Calgary Stampeders.

“We have a whole team at MMR Worldwide,” Bruce said. “There’s myself, Mr. Money Maker and Big A — we all collaborate and figure out what the team is known for.

“(With the Stamps), we know it’s the horse. For (the) Toronto (Argonauts), it was the boat horn. With the B.C. Lions, it was the roar.

“It’s just something I do in my spare time.”


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