Esks Sign and Invite Kamau Peterson to Training Camp

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CFL veteran wide receiver joins Esks

(Edmonton) The Edmonton Eskimos have signed non-import wide receiver Kamau Peterson, the club announced today. Last season, he played 16 games for the Tiger-Cats and hauled in 51 catches for 567 yards and one touchdown. Peterson is entering his seventh year in the CFL. He was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in the first round (6th overall) of the 2001 CFL Canadian College Draft. During his CFL career he has played in Calgary (2001-2003), Winnipeg (2004-2005) and Hamilton (2005-2006). He won a Grey Cup his rookie season with Calgary in 2001. Peterson attended the Green Bay Packer training camp in 2003 and played for the Arena Football League’s Colorado Crush in the spring of 2004.

Peterson played four years at New Hampshire where he was also on the university’s basketball team for two years and was a member of the track & field team. He holds the America East triple jump record and was a three-time conference champion. Peterson grew up in Ontario and was on both the Canadian Junior Track and Field team and the Ontario Junior Basketball team.

KAMAU PETERSON

WR

(Non-Import)

New Hampshire

Born: September 16, 1978 – Los Angeles, CA

Height: 6-1 Weight: 195

Yrs Esks: 1st

Yrs CFL: 7th

Games Played

2006: 16

CFL Career: 96

Playoff: 2

Grey Cup: 1 (with Calgary in 2001)

Huge talent, huge potential, huge athletic ability. And he's a non-import. Excellent pickup. He does have major question marks surrounding his consistency, which is why training camp exists, and football contracts are not guaranteed. He may or may not last long, but I believe he improves our Canadian talent at receiver, at least to start training camp competition.