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September 12, 2018

Up To The Challenge

He’s the new kid on the block.

And he’s ready to make sure everyone knows his name.

One of the Stampeders’ new additions to the practice Roster, international receiver Armanti Foreman is ready to make some noise.

“I think I’m a really good play maker,” Foreman said at practice Tuesday.

“If I get the ball in my hands I can make something happen. And that’s what I’m trying to bring to the team, get the ball in my hands every time they call my number and make something happen with it.”

But before that can happen, the Texas native is learning the lay of the land, specifically the Canadian rules.

And after his first practice today, it’s so far, so good.

“I’m just trying to get out here and learn everything,” Foreman explained. “Learn the rules, get the hang of everything as far as the different plays, terminology and things like that.

“I think for the first day it went really smooth, I’m just trying to learn as much as I can as quick as possible to help this team.”

“He did well,” agreed receivers coach Pete Costanza.

“You could tell he’s trying to figure some things out; the bigger field, the motions and everything. But he did fine in drill and individual, we got him in there on some scout team, he looked good.”

Prior to Foreman’s arrival in Calgary, he had previously signed with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent earlier this year after playing 44 games and making 21 starts over four seasons at the University of Texas.

Over his career with the Longhorns, he made 86 catches for 1,070 yards and 11 touchdowns. He added nine carries for 75 yards and one major, plus 21 kickoff returns for 414 yards and 11 punt returns for 68 yards.

In other words, he had no problem standing out as an option for the Stampeders.

“He’s got really good YAC,” Costanza said.

“He’s a good guy with the ball in his hands, showed really good balance, and does a nice job breaking tackles – he’s hard to bring down.”

Foreman definitely looks good on paper, but still has lots to learn as he seeks a more permanent spot on the active roster.
But he’s more than up for the challenge.

“I’m not very familiar with the CFL,” Foreman admitted. “It’s something new for me, but it’s still football and I love the game of football with all my heart. When I got the opportunity to come, I was ready to come and I just want to compete.

“I’m excited to see what’s to come.”