|Height: 6.04||Born: Montreal, QC|
|Weight: 219||College: Akron|
|Birthdate: 1982-08-28||Years: 5 CGY / 5 CFL|
Calgary signed Arthur as a free agent on July 19, 2010. The Stampeders originally drafted Arthur in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2007 CFL draft and he signed on Sept. 22, 2008. He was traded to Winnipeg on July 20, 2009, along with defensive lineman Odell Willis, receiver Titus Ryan, offensive lineman Derek Armstrong and fourth- and sixth-round draft picks in 2010, in exchange for receiver Romby Bryant, receiver Arjei Franklin, a third-round pick in 2010 and the rights to an undisclosed negotiation-list player. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in April of 2008 and released in August of that year.
Athur saw action in 14 regular-season games and recorded career bests with 28 receptions and 372 yards to go along with his first career touchdown. His best game of the season came on Aug. 12 in Regina as he made seven catches for 92 yards and one touchdown in a win over the Roughriders. The performance earned him the CFL’s Canadian player of the week award for Week 7. Arthur had seven other multiple-catch games during the regular season and added two receptions for 26 yards in the West Division semifinal. His longest receiving play of the season was a 32-yarder against Saskatchewan on July 30.
After starting the season with the Blue Bombers, Arthur was released and picked up by the Stampeders on July 19. He spent a week on the practice roster before making 14 consecutive regular-season appearances as well as the West final. He started on Sept. 25 against the BC Lions and made three catches for 24 yards. For the season, Arthur caught 11 passes for 97 yards and also contributed on special teams with two tackles. He had one catch for 18 yards in the West final.
Arthur did not see any action during the season because of a foot injury.
Arthur was signed in Week 13, was active for four regular-season games and made six special-teams tackles. He also dressed for both the West final and the Grey Cup.
Arthur attended Akron University from 2003 to 2007. In 2007, he was named player of the month for October and was the Fred Sefton Award recipient for offensive performance. Arthur was a nominee for the James Horrigan Male Athlete of the Year award. He established Zips records for receptions (184) and yards (2,653).
Arthur attended CEGEP at Vanier College in St-Laurent, Que. The Cheetahs recorded a 42-4 record during Arthur’s time there.
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