Esks dig Dugger

May 18, 2003 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Edmonton Eskimos News Release

Edmonton, AB - The Edmonton Eskimos today announced the signing of free agent running back Jegil Dugger, the second all-time leading rusher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dugger posted 453 carries for 1,979 yards and 13 TDs in 39 career games during four seasons (1998-2001) with the UAB Blazers. He earned second Team All-Conference USA honours in 2001 and had a team leading 839 yards on 218 carries and 6 TDs. A three year letterwinner at Midfield High School in Birmingham, Dugger was rated as one of the nations top 50 running backs by Tom Lemming's Prep Report. In his senior season, he ran for 1,555 yards and 16 TDs on 200 carries.

Jegil Dugger #36

RB (Import)

Alabama at Birmingham

Born: November 1, 1979 - Detroit, Michigan

Ht: 5-9 Wt: 205

Yrs Esks: 1 Yrs CFL: 1 Yrs Pro: 1

Acquired: Signed as a free agent May 18, 2003

College/Personal: A four year letterwinner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jegil finished his collegiate career (1998-2001) as the second all-time leading rusher in school history with 1,979 yards and 13 TDs on 453 carries in 39 career games. In 2001, Jegil led the Blazers with 218 carries for 839 yards and 6 TDs and was named to the Second Team All-Conference USA. His cousin Chad Williams plays for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. In the off-season, Jegil works with special needs children at Monterallo High School in Birmingham.

Momentum builds as training camps open and CFL fans come together. Taste and feel the excitement of the Canadian Football League, as the season is just around the corner. The CFL operates in nine leading Canadian cities. Its teams compete annually for the Grey Cup, Canada's oldest professional League championship trophy. The 91st Grey Cup will be played in Regina on November 16, 2003.

The Edmonton Eskimos open their 2003 training camp Sunday, May 25th at Concordia University College of Alberta. Edmonton Eskimo 2003 season tickets are now available, ranging in price from $109 to $350. Call (780) 448-ESKS or 1-800-667-3757 to get yours today! For more information on the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club, please visit our web site at www.esks.com.

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