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Veteran receiver Rambo signs one-day contract with Calgary to retire as a Stamp

Calgary has signed receiver Ken-Yon Rambo to a one-day contract, allowing him to retire as a Stampeder.

Rambo played 98 games from 2005 to 2011 with the Stampeders and ranks among the franchise's top 10 all-time in receptions (406), yards (5,995) and receiving touchdowns (39).

In 2008 he became one of just four receivers in Stampeders history to record 100 catches in a season, and in 2010 he was one of three Calgary receivers to surpass the 1,000-yard plateau.

"I'm proud and thankful for this opportunity to retire as a Stampeder," Rambo said in a statement. "It's a great city, a great organization and the fans are the best of the CFL. I had so many great years in Calgary that I will always fondly remember."

The 36-year-old Long Beach, Calif., native played in six playoff games for the Stampeders, putting up five catches for 84 yards in the 2008 Grey Cup game as Calgary defeated Montreal 22-14.

"Ken-Yon was a dynamic player and an integral part of our offence for a number of years," said Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. "He had a memorable season in 2008 as he helped us win a Grey Cup and he showed great determination to overcome a serious knee injury and once again return to the top of his game."

Rambo played five games for the Toronto Argonauts in 2012, his final season.

He finishes his career with 103 games, 416 receptions, 6,119 and 40 touchdowns (39 receiving and one rushing). He also returned 50 punts for 463 yards and four kickoffs for 60 yards.

The Canadian Press

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