Leatherbury set for Canadian Football League

Delmar alum departs for B.C. next week

SALISBURY, Md- Former Delmar turned Towson star Shane Leatherbury is ready to get back on the field. After a year plus away from the game–the 23 year old will soon depart for the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions.

“It’s gonna be fun, its a different game. You’ve got a couple different rules, but I’m really excited to play, I haven’t played in so long,” said Leatherbury.

The last time Leatherbury saw the field was around this time a year ago, signed by the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. He says the time spent in the desert was very valuable.

“Just being in the room with Larry Fitzgerald and D-Hop (Deandre Hopkins) and all that. A lot of learning going on. How to keep it cool, have fun with it. And you really realize how big the little details are.”

Former NFL/CFL receiver and Towson coach Justin Harper has been helping him adjust to some new concepts that Canadian football will bring.

“Just talking to him about the rule changes and bigger field. He’s like the best thing, is to be in shape. Its almost like playing soccer, less time in between plays. Really I’ve just been feeling the playbook and trying to be in best shape I can be.”

Leatherbury will depart for British Columbia late next week before participating in the BC training camp in the second week of July.

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