First. there was Anthony Woodson drafted by the BBs in 2010 but has been riddled with injuries starting the 2012 season as the BBs back up RB suffered a season ending injury. Woodson also a member of Team Canada for the silver medal IFAF senir mens team but did not play do to injury.
Next, Matt Walter, surpassing Woodson and every other Dino RB in career rushing. Drafted by the Stamps in 2011 and moving down the hall to the Stamps new Locker room facility in 2012. also a member of the 2011 IFAF senior mens silver medal team. Started off the 2012 season on the stamps Practice roster, was elevated for special teams, and with injury to back up imporp Lamarcus Coker finished the seasonas a fine back up to fellow Canadian All Star and Canadian MOP.
Finally up is the youngest Steven Lumbala now eligible for the 2013 Canadian Draft may have the best chance to stick in the CFL his draft year. Like Walter he will be counted on to play special teams if he should crack the roster but has the ability to become a Kick off returner, a position that the CFL is sorely short of Canadian Players with only Sam Giguere the only Canadian to be a steady part of the Hamilton Tiger Cats kick off returning pair.
If Lumbala can crack the roster and secure one of the two Kick off return spots that will make is NI roster spot that more important as he would give a team the ability to possibility carry three RBs on the game day roster or if good enough like Walter would allow a team with to add a DI at another position.
Another such Canadian player not from the Dinos is former Central Mich RB Carl Volney who also entered the 2011 season as the BBs top RB but also has been riddled with injuries in his two seasons with the BBs.
With all of the hype surrounding Canadian starting RBs Messam in 2011 and Cornish and Harris in 2012, having a good Canadian back up RB on the 42 man roster leaves a coach flexibility in the DI spot without going with a suitable Back up RB.