Former Lamar receiver signed by CFL team

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Former Lamar wide receiver Reggie Begelton holds his bag from the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders after working out at Lamar on Thursday afternoon.  Photo taken Thursday 7/13/17 Ryan Pelham/The Enterprise Photo: Ryan Pelham / ©2017 The Beaumont Enterprise/Ryan Pelham

By Danny Shapiro

The Canadian Football League‘s Calgary Stampeders announced Tuesday the signing of former Lamar wide receiver Reggie Begelton to its practice squad.

Begelton, 23, was released by the Stampeders on June 17 after he injured his knee in a preseason game on June 6.

Begelton caught five passes for 88 yards and a touchdown and was named game MVP in the preseason game against the BC Lions.

The West Brook graduate is Lamar’s all-time leader in catches (227) and yards (2,435).

“It’s a sigh of relief to be back officially on the team,” Begelton said. “I don’t have to wake up anymore from my bed at home wondering if I’m going to get the call or not.”

 

This post originally appeared on Beaumont Enterprise. Copyright 2017.

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