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Waymon Alridge (born March 30, 1960) is a former professional Canadian football wide receiver and slotback who played for the Calgary Stampeders, Ottawa Rough Riders, and Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. From 1983 to 1986, Alridge played in 29 regular season games, mostly with the Rough Riders. He made 95 catches for 1,674 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns over the course of his career.[1] He played college football for the UNLV Rebels of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Waymon Alridge
Born: (1960-03-30) March 30, 1960 (age 59)
Career information
Position(s)WR/SB
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
CollegeNevada – Las Vegas
Career history
As player
1983Calgary Stampeders
19841985Ottawa Rough Riders
1986Edmonton Eskimos

Professional careerEdit

In 1983, Alridge played two regular season games for the Calgary Stampeders. He recorded eight catches for 152 yards and one touchdown in his rookie season.[1]

Alridge took a more prominent role after moving to the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1984, where he began the season as a slotback.[2] In a week 3 win against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Alridge caught one pass for 75 yards and another for 90 yards.[3] His performance in that game led The Globe and Mail to describe him as "the newest Rider star".[4] After the Rough Riders traded wide receiver Tyron Gray to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Alridge was moved to the wide receiver position.[2] Playing in 13 regular season games, he finished the 1984 season with 700 receiving yards on 36 catches with five touchdowns.[1]

In 1985, Alridge started as a wide receiver for the Rough Riders.[5] In a week 3 contest against the Edmonton Eskimos, Alridge caught two touchdown passes.[6] Alridge suffered from injuries in the second half of the season, including a concussion and a foot injury.[7][8] He recorded 49 catches for 797 yards and four touchdowns in 1985 over the course of 13 games.[1]

Immediately before the start of the regular season in 1986, the Rough Riders traded Alridge to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to receive running back Glenn Steele.[9] He never played in a regular season game for the Blue Bombers. Alridge eventually was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos in 1986, where he played a single regular season game, making two catches.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Maher, Tod; Gill, Bob (2013). The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia: Every Player, Coach and Game, 1946–2012. Maher Sports Media. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-9835136-6-7.
  2. ^ a b "ROUNDUP Ottawa deals receiver to Regina for cornerback". The Globe and Mail. August 28, 1984.
  3. ^ "Watts sparkles as Riders thump Brock and Ticats". The Globe and Mail. July 16, 1984.
  4. ^ York, Marty (July 20, 1984). "CFL PICKS Stamps should top weakened Cats". The Globe and Mail.
  5. ^ King, Philip (June 24, 1985). "Riders slow to trigger run-and-shoot offence". The Globe and Mail.
  6. ^ "Rider receivers overwhelm Eskimos". The Globe and Mail. July 19, 1985.
  7. ^ "Lion fans scolded by veteran Wilson". The Globe and Mail. August 29, 1985.
  8. ^ King, Philip (October 30, 1985). "Argonaut jobs at stake in final game of season". The Globe and Mail.
  9. ^ Shoalts, David (June 23, 1986). "Argos do major shuffle to reach 38-man limit". The Globe and Mail.