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Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce the signing of national kicker-punter Tyler Crapigna, national defensive lineman Derek Wiggan and international defensive back Ryan Mouton. As per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

All three players have previous experience with the Stamps — Crapigna and Wiggan attended training camp in 2014 before returning to university while Mouton was with the Red and White for three weeks at the end of the 2014 season during the period practice rosters were expanded.

Crapigna, who was selected in the fifth round (40th overall) by Calgary in 2014, made an impression while with the Stampeders at training camp last season as he kicked a game-winning field goal with no time left on the clock in a pre-season contest against Winnipeg. After returning to McMaster, he became Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s all-time leader in field goals when he kicked four three-pointers in an Oct. 18 game against Wilfrid Laurier to break the previous record of 82. He also set a single-season record for Ontario University Athletics.

Crapigna converted on 24 of 27 field goals for the season — an 88.9-per cent success rate — and was named a first-team OUA and CIS all-star. Crapigna kicked 84 field goals, six singles and 140 extra points for a total of 398 points in his five-year career with the Marauders.

With Queen’s University in 2014, Wiggan — a fourth-round selection by the Stamps in 2014 — made 36 total tackles and led the Gaels with 5.5 sacks. He led Ontario University Athletics with four fumble recoveries and also had 12 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Wiggan was named a second-team OUA all-star. In 2013, he recorded 28...
Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce the signing of free-agent national offensive lineman and Calgary product Paul Swiston. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Swiston, an alumnus of Calgary’s E.P. Scarlett High School as well as the University of Calgary Dinos, was selected by Winnipeg in the fourth round (24th overall) in the 2011 CFL draft. He played 29 games over the past three seasons for the Blue Bombers.

The six-foot-nine, 334-lb. lineman was limited to a single game during the 2014 season but he dressed for all 18 contests during the 2012 season and played 10 games — including four starts — in 2013 before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.

“Paul is a big lineman who was showing good potential before being sidelined by injury,” said Hufnagel. “We’re hoping that playing in his hometown will give him an opportunity to get his career back on track and I look forward to seeing him compete for a roster spot in training camp.”

By joining the Stampeders, the 25-year-old Swiston is reunited with Stamps offensive line coach Pat DelMonaco, who was Swiston’s position coach for three seasons in Winnipeg.

“I thank John Hufnagel and the Stampeders for this opportunity and I’m so glad to be coming home to Calgary,” said Swiston. “I'm also looking forward to working with Coach DelMonaco again."

Swiston played three seasons at the University of Calgary (2008-10). In 2010, he played the all-important left tackle position and was a Canada West all-star and a second-team all-Canadian. Swiston was part of an offensive line that allowed the Dinos to lead the conference in rushing by more than 600 yards and was Canada West’s nominee for the J.P. Metras Trophy as the top down lineman in Canadian university football.

He started all 12 games at left tackle during the...