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Canadian Football League Hopeful Was Ravens Scapegoat

There is only one reason you might remember former Baltimore Ravens player, Daren Stone. The obscure player was on the 2008 team that lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. The Ravens were down 16-14 late in the contest and Stone was flagged for a late hit on a punt return that changed the Steelers field position and signaled the end of the road for the Ravens. Only a Joe Flacco interception in he final minutes sealed the deal in a 23-14 loss.

Stone is now tryng out for the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders, according to a story in The Montreal Gazette. Stone is mentioned to be a "natural hitter" and the CFL team is hoping he can add toughness to their team. The article starts with the story of Stone's infamous play, in which even he calls himself a "knucklehead."

Stone bounced around the NFL before coming to the Ravens but has been out of the league since and headed up north to see if his size and talents were good enough for the Canadian game, which has similar yet different rules. However, the Stampeders say they could always use a 6'3" and 210 pound cornerback in what has always been a passing league due to the three down rule they follow up there.

Despite his lasting memory in Baltimore, you just have to wish the guy, who was 23 years old at the time and probably a bit over zealous in his opportunity to play in such a high profile game, good luck in a chance to redeem himself and erase his recent pro football memory.