HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth running back Ryder Stone was selected in the fifth round of the Canadian Football League Draft last Thursday with the 38th overall pick by the Montreal Alouettes.
Stone, a 5-10, 210-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, finished his Big Green career this past fall with 1,502 career rushing yards and 132 points — both of which rank 14th all-time at Dartmouth — on 22 touchdowns (20 on the ground, one as a receiver and one on a kickoff return). This past fall he led the Big Green with 675 yards on 145 carries (4.7 yards per rush) as Dartmouth finished the season 8-2 overall and 5-2 in the Ivy League to tie for second in the standings.
After participating in the CFL Scouting Combine in April, Stone showed “good burst and the ability to handle himself in special teams drills,” according to Marshall Ferguson of CFL.ca.
Stone was the eighth player chosen from a college in the United States, which included the top three picks — Central Michigan wide receiver Mark Chapman, Connecticut offensive lineman Trey Rutherford and Rice offensive lineman Peter Godber.