For the association football player, see Fred Rouse (footballer)
Fred Rouse
Calgary Stampeders
Date of birth: (1985-12-17) December 17, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Tallahassee, Florida
Career information
Status: Inactive
CFL status: Import
Position(s): WR
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
College: Florida State
Texas-El Paso
High school: Lincoln High School
 As player:
Omaha Nighthawks*
Calgary Stampeders

*Inactive and/or practice squad member only

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Fred Rouse (born December 17, 1984) is a professional gridiron football wide receiver for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was originally signed by the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL in 2011.

High schoolEdit

Rouse attended Lincoln High School in his home town of Tallahassee, Florida. He once declared that he would be the first player to jump straight from the High School level to the NFL.

College careerEdit

He was heavily recruited out of high school and signed with the Florida State Seminoles, over scholarship offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Texas Longhorns, Miami Hurricanes, and Florida Gators.[1] During Rouse's sole NCAA season, he was in the Seminoles' starting lineup at the 2006 Orange Bowl against Penn State and finished the season with 6 receptions for 114 yards and one touchdown as a true freshman.[2] Rouse then transferred to UTEP, where he sat out the 2006 season, due to NCAA transfer rules. Rouse later transferred to Concordia College, Selma.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Rouse worked at the Troy University Pro Day in March 2011 in hope of being drafted. measuring in at almost 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, with a 40 time reported to be in the 4.4 range. One scout told me Rouse worked out well and excelled at catching the ball. "If you didn't know anything about his whole story, you'd say he's kind of interesting," the scout said. "But it's kind of a tale of squandered talent, judging from where all he has been." [4] Rouse was undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks as an undrafted free agent on August 25, 2011.[5] He was later released without seeing playing time with the Nighthawks.

He was later signed to the Calgary Stampeders' practice roster on October 11, 2011 where he spent two weeks before being released. He was re-signed during the following off-season on February 22, 2012.[6]


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