Discussion in 'Calgary Stampeders Talk' started by Madman, Jun 2, 2013.
Recent cut from the Eskimos, DE
Shawn Lemon has signed with the Stampeders.
More info to follow.
The Stamps also have signed import QB Jimmy Coy.
STAMPS SIGN LEMON AND COY
Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that import defensive lineman Shawn Lemon and import quarterback Jimmy Coy have signed with the team. As per club policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
Lemon appeared in 12 regular-season games, including 11 starts, for the Edmonton Eskimos in 2012 and shared the team lead with six sacks. He also had 16 tackles, two pass knockdowns, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Lemon played one game for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2011. He played college football at Akron and was all-Mid-America Conference as a senior.
Read more: http://stampeders.com/article/stamps-sign-lemon-and-coy
Thu, May. 9, 2013 - [Football]
CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University former standout quarterback Jimmy Coy (Park Ridge, Ill./Valdosta State/El Camino College/Maine South) was featured in a recent blog regarding the Chicago Bears' upcoming three-day rookie mini-camp, which begins on Friday, May 10. Coy was the 2012 NAIA Football Player of the Year after leading the Cougars to the semifinals of the 2012 NAIA Football Championship Series with 3,427 passing yards and 35 touchdowns. He caught the eye of NFL scouts after his impressive workout at Northwestern University's pro day in early March.
Despite missing nearly two full games due to injury last fall, Coy ended the 2012 campaign ranked third nationally in both total offense yardage (3,656) and total passing yards (3,427). He completed 60.2 percent (265-of-440) of his passes and tossed 35 touchdowns. Coy eclipsed the 300-yard mark in eight games, including a career-high 426-yard performance against Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) in the Cougars' 2012 season opener. He also threw at least two touchdown passes in 10 of his 11 games. Coy tallied a career-high seven scores on October 20, 2012, against Taylor (Ind.). Coy, who was also named to the 2012 American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA)-NAIA All-America Team in December finished his career at Saint Xavier with 7,688 passing yards and 82 touchdowns (five rushing). He guided the Cougars to a 25-2 record as the starter and a 6-1 mark in NAIA Football Championship Series contests during his tenure, including the national title in 2011. He was recognized twice as a Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) All-Mideast League First Team selection and named the MSFA Mideast League Player of the Year last season.
Chicago Tribune article on St. Xavier QB Jimmy Coy
When life gives you Lemons....
Lemon teams up with mentor Baggs on Stampeders
Late addition to Stamps training camp has CFL experience with Eskimos
Kristen Odland, Calgaryherald.com
Over the years, Shawn Lemon has considered fellow defensive end Stevie Baggs a mentor.
The two first connected at a Bethune-Cookman University event in Florida in 2010 (Lemon’s girlfriend’s dad is the head coach; Baggs was a Wildcat for four years) which is where he first heard about the Canadian Football League. The 24-year-old Akron product followed Baggs’ career and, as of Sunday when the Calgary Stampeders officially inked Lemon to a contract just in time for Day 1 of training camp, the two are now teammates.
“That spin move, that’s one thing I learned from him a lot,” Lemon was saying of the eight year CFL veteran. “Just working the edge and coming back underneath, sit and spin and come back underneath. When he was in Saskatchewan, he had a lot of sacks off the spin.
“I kind of take some things from his game and put them into mine.”
The CFL truly is a small world considering that now Lemon will be among those challenging Baggs for the starting position on the Stampeders’ defensive line along with fellow imports Cordarro Law, Micah Johnson, and Guelph’s Andrew Marshall.
Such is the nature of the game.
“But you know, it’s all love,” Lemon said. “Stevie is a good player. I actually learn a lot from him.
Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports...n+teams+with+mentor+Stevie/8468701/story.html