Some fire power and youth was added to the Stampeders’ offense with the signing of rookie wide receiver Kam Williams.
Calgary made the announce Monday on Twitter bringing in the former Incarnate Word receiver.
Williams played two seasons at Incarnate Word during his time in college. In his first season there back in 2018, he caught 36 passes for 588 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a passing touchdown during the season as well. Despite only playing six games in 2019, Williams was still able to produce 35 catches for 514 yards and four touchdowns. He eclipsed the 100-yard mark in four of the six games during his senior season.
The Houston native went undrafted in the NFL, but was able to sign with The Spring League recently playing for the Alphas back in the fall. Williams has proven during his time in college and The Spring League to have decent speed running a 4.67 40-yard dash. His height at 6 foot two inches makes him a formable target in the red zone. Williams was known for being the go-to guy in college.
Calgary’s currently receiving core includes 20 receivers fighting for a roster spot before the season opener in August. Williams will have to compete with top receivers including Josh Huff, Hergy Mayala, Markeith Ambles, and Richie Sindani. The team will also have back 2018 leading receiver Kamar Jorden who is returning from the ACL injury that made him miss all of 2019.
Williams has shown flashes of being a big play player and could be in for a solid career in the CFL. The question will come as to whether he can make the Stampeders’ roster with an already crowded receiving core to compete with. Calgary fans can get excited to know that more youth has been added to the receiving core to make their future more exciting to look forward to.