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  1. Seeker1

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    The Calgary Stampeders have signed four members of their 2018 draft class – offensive lineman David Brown, kicker Gabe Ferraro, defensive back Dagogo Maxwell and running back Atlee Simon.

    All four players attended training camp with the Stamps in 2018 – with Ferraro, Maxwell and Simon all seeing action during the pre-season – before returning to university.
    David Brown
    #66
    Offensive lineman
    College
    : Western
    Height: 6.04
    Weight: 298
    Born: July 11, 1994
    National

    Brown played five seasons at the University of Western Ontario and was a three-time Ontario University Athletics all-star and a first-team all-Canadian in both 2017 and 2018. In 2018, he was part of a Mustangs offence that led the Ontario University Athletics with 271.6 rushing yards per game. Brown was a member of Western’s Vanier Cup-winning team in 2017.

    Gabe Ferraro
    #70
    Kicker
    College
    : Guelph
    Height: 5.09
    Weight: 183
    Born: Oct. 13, 1995
    National

    Ferraro is the all-time leader in Ontario University Athletics history with 91 field goals. He earned OUA first-team all-star honours in 2018 as he accounted for 86 points on 22 field goals on 31 attempts and 20 extra points on 21 tries. He played 36 games over five seasons at Guelph and accumulated 379 points, converting 91 of 117 field goals and 106 of 109 extra points. Ferraro also punted the ball 242 times for 8,851 yards (an average of 36.6 yards). He set an Ontario conference single-season record with 33 field goals in 2017 and earned first-team all-star honours.

    Dagogo Maxwell
    #42
    Defensive back
    College
    : UBC
    Height: 5.10
    Weight: 197
    Born: Sept. 24, 1996
    National

    Maxwell originally enrolled at the University of Calgary and spent two seasons at receiver. He then transferred to UBC and made the switch to defensive back. In 2017 for the Thunderbirds, he posted 52 total defensive tackles, one tackle for loss, seven knockdowns and one interception. He also returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and was selected to the U Sports East West Bowl. In 2018, he played two games and recorded 10.5 tackles.

    Maxwell is an alumnus of Calgary’s St. Francis High School.

    Atlee Simon
    #24
    Running back
    College
    : Regina
    Height: 5.10
    Weight: 203
    Born: Jan. 5, 1996
    National

    Simon played five seasons at Regina and is the Rams’ all-time leading rusher with 3,295 yards. He was a Canada West all-star in 2017 as he finished the season with 914 rushing yards and three touchdowns while also catching 27 passes for 293 yards and three majors. In 2018, he averaged 6.4 yards per carry with 352 yards on 55 rushing attempts. Simon had 31 combined rushing and receiving touchdowns with the Rams.
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    The Calgary Stampeders have signed national defensive back Zacary Alexis and national linebacker Brad Friesen as undrafted free agents.

    Here is more information on the newcomers:

    Zacary Alexis
    #43
    Defensive back
    College
    : Montreal
    Height: 6.02
    Weight: 173
    Born: Feb. 25, 1993
    National

    Alexis played 16 games over three seasons (2015-17) at the Universite de Montreal. He earned Quebec conference all-star honours in 2015 after recording 30.5 tackles, two pass breakups and one interception that he returned for a touchdown. Over his career with the Carabins, he had 52.5 tackles, three interceptions and three pass breakups. His 2017 season was limited to two games because of a knee injury.

    Brad Friesen
    #44
    Linebacker
    College
    : UBC
    Height: 6.03
    Weight: 209
    Born: Mar. 28, 1995
    Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
    National

    Friesen played three seasons (2013-15) at the University of Calgary before transferring to UBC. Over four combined seasons with the Dinos and Thunderbirds, he played 26 games and recorded 70 tackles with one sack, two forced fumbles and two kick blocks.
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    The Calgary Stampeders have signed national receivers Austen Hartley and Michael Klukas as well as international receiver Armanti Foreman and international linebacker Warren Long.

    All four players – including Calgary products Hartley and Klukas – spent time on the Stamps’ practice roster in 2018.

    Austen Hartley
    #26
    Receiver
    College
    : Calgary
    Height: 5.10
    Weight: 186
    Born: Oct. 6, 1995
    National

    Hartley was selected in the sixth round (54th overall) by the Ottawa RedBlacks in the 2017 CFL draft. He dressed for 11 regular-season games for Ottawa in 2017 and also played in the Eastern Semi-Final where he had two catches for 57 yards. After being released by the RedBlacks on Sept. 14, 2018, he was added to the Stamps’ practice roster on Oct. 3.

    Hartley played four seasons (2013-16) at the University of Calgary and had 85 catches for 1,334 yards and eight touchdowns. He earned Canada West all-star honours in 2016 as he led the conference with an average of 110.2 receiving yards per game. Prior to playing for the Dinos, he attended Calgary’s Bishop Grandin High School.

    Michael Klukas
    #81
    Receiver
    College
    : Calgary
    Height: 6.00
    Weight: 193
    Born: May 2, 1994
    National

    Klukas spent 10 weeks on the Stamps’ practice roster to start the 2018 season. During his final year at the University of Calgary in 2017, he made 46 catches for 739 yards in eight games. He shared the team lead with seven receiving touchdowns and had four 100-yard games.

    Over five seasons (2013-17) with the Dinos, Klukas had 82 receptions for 1,253 yards. He also saw special-teams action and in 2015 he returned a punt 110 yards for a touchdown against UBC.

    Klukas is an alumnus of Calgary’s St. Mary’s High School.

    Armanti Foreman
    #86
    Receiver
    College
    : Texas
    Height: 6.00
    Weight: 205
    Born: Apr. 24, 1996
    International

    Foreman signed with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent after playing 44 games and making 21 starts over four seasons at the University of Texas. Over his career with the Longhorns, he made 86 catches for 1,070 yards and 11 touchdowns. He added nine carries for 75 yards and one major, 21 kickoff returns for 414 yards and 11 punt returns for 68 yards.

    He is the twin brother of Houston Texans running back D’Onta Foreman.

    Warren Long
    #39
    Linebacker
    College
    : Northwestern
    Height: 5.11
    Weight: 212
    Born: Sept. 20, 1994
    International

    Long joined the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on May 4 and later signed with the New York Giants on Aug. 20. He was added to the Stamps’ practice roster on Oct. 3.

    He played his first three seasons (2013-15) at Northwestern as a running back, carrying the ball 105 times for 517 yards and five touchdowns. After suffering an injury during his first game of the 2016 season, he was granted a medical redshirt. Long returned for his senior season in 2017 as a linebacker and made 21 total tackles and added one sack and two forced fumbles.
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    The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed national linebacker Riley Jones.

    Jones played all 18 regular-season games for the Stampeders in 2018 and recorded seven defensive tackles, 10 special-teams tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one knockdown. He also had two special-teams tackles in the Western Final and a critical forced fumble on an Ottawa punt return in the Grey Cup game that helped the Stampeders secure a championship.

    “Riley has been an important contributor to our special teams since joining the club two years ago and he’s certainly headed in the right direction when it comes to his work on defence,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “He will be in the mix at training camp to earn a bigger role on defence.”
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    The Calgary Stampeders have signed four international players – offensive linemen Nila Kasitati and Justin Renfrow, defensive back DaShaun Amos and defensive lineman Chris Casher.

    All four players finished the 2018 campaign on the Stamps’ practice roster, with Kasitati, Renfrow and Amos all seeing some game action during the season.
    Nila Kasitati: In his first season with the Stamps, the University of Oklahoma product started a total of four games – two at centre and two at right tackle. Kasitati spent time in the National Football League with Washington and Jacksonville before coming to Calgary.

    Justin Renfrow: The Philadelphia native has played seven games over the past two seasons with the Stamps. Renfrow appeared in six games in 2017 and made one start in 2018 – a July 12 contest at Ottawa. He played defensive line in college and signed with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Renfrow has also been with Green Bay, Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas and Buffalo.

    DaShaun Amos: The East Carolina University alumnus made two starts for the Stamps after signing on Oct. 3. Amos started at halfback against BC on Oct. 13 and at cornerback on Oct. 26 against Winnipeg. He attended training camp with the New York Giants in 2017.

    Chris Casher: The Mobile, Ala., native did not see any game action after signing with Calgary on Sept. 11, spending all but one week on the Stamps’ practice roster. Casher attended NFL training camps with Oakland and the New York Giants and was on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ practice roster for two weeks in 2017.

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