|2018 Calgary Stampeders season|
|Head coach||Dave Dickenson|
|General manager||John Hufnagel|
|Home field||McMahon Stadium|
|Division place||1st, West|
|Playoff finish||Won 106th Grey Cup|
|Team MOP||Bo Levi Mitchell|
|Team MOC||Alex Singleton|
|Team MOR||Tre Roberson|
The 2018 Calgary Stampeders season was the 61st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 84th overall. The Stampeders qualified for the playoffs for the 14th straight year and finished in first place in the West Division for the third straight year. They also appeared in the Grey Cup for the third consecutive season, but after two championship losses, the Stampeders claimed victory in the 106th Grey Cup game, the franchise's eighth victory overall. This season was Dave Dickenson's third season as head coach and John Hufnagel's 11th season as general manager.
The 2018 Canadian Football League season was the 65th season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it is the 61st season of the league. Edmonton hosted the 106th Grey Cup on November 25, 2018. The CFL announced that this season will move to a 21-week regular season to increase player rest time and reduce short turnaround-times for games. Given the change, the regular season began on June 14, 2018, one week earlier than usual, and concluded on November 3, 2018.
The Calgary Stampeders are a professional Canadian football team based in Calgary, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Stampeders play their home games at McMahon Stadium and are the third-oldest active franchise in the CFL. The Stampeders were officially founded in 1945, although there were clubs operating in Calgary as early as 1909.
The Canadian Football League is a professional sports league in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football. The league consists of nine teams, each located in a city in Canada. They are divided into two divisions: four teams in the East Division and five teams in the West Division.
The 2018 CFL Draft took place on May 3, 2018.By virtue of being a Grey Cup finalist, the Stampeders had the second-to-last selection in each of the eight rounds. The team upgraded their fourth-round pick after trading Charleston Hughes to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The team also acquired an additional pick in the fifth round from the Ottawa Redblacks in a trade for Drew Tate.
The 2018 CFL Draft took place on May 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm ET and was broadcast on TSN and RDS. 69 players were chosen from among eligible players from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA.
Charleston Hughes is a professional Canadian football defensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Calgary Stampeders as a street free agent in 2008 and won two Grey Cup championships over his ten-year tenure with the club. He is a five-time CFL All-Star and seven-time division All-Star. He was also named the West Division's Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2013. He played college football for Northwood. Hughes has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) and briefly the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a professional Canadian football team based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. They are currently members of the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Tiger-Cats play their home games at Tim Hortons Field. They were founded in 1869 as the Hamilton Football Club. In 1950, the Tigers merged with cross-town upstart Hamilton Wildcats and adopted the nickname "Tiger-Cats".
|5||42||Dagogo Maxwell||DB||British Columbia|
|B||Fri, June 1||7:00 p.m. MDT||vs. BC Lions||L 23–36||0–1||None||McMahon Stadium||24,681||Recap|
|C||Fri, June 8||7:30 p.m. MDT||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||W 39–12||1–1||None||Mosaic Stadium||29,006||Recap|
|X–Winnipeg Blue Bombers||18||10||8||0||20||550||419||4–6||L1||Details|
For the second consecutive year, the Calgary Stampeders experienced a two-game losing streak with their loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 20. They had previously experienced a three-game losing streak to close out the 2017 (which had been the first time in ten years to lose three games consecutive and around five years to have lost at least two games consecutive). With the loss, Saskatchewan is the only team that the Calgary Stampeders have a losing record against in 2018 as of October 20 (though they could have a losing record to the BC Lions as well if they lose their November 3 game to the team. For the second consecutive season, the Calgary Stampeders lost three consecutive games after 10 years without experiencing such a streak (and the first time Bo Levi Mitchell had such a streak as a starting QB in the Canadian Football League). With the loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Edmonton Eskimos were officially eliminated from playoff contention in 2018 (the first time the team was eliminated from the playoffs since 2013).
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan. The Roughriders play in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
The 2017 Calgary Stampeders season was the 60th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 83rd overall. This season is also Dave Dickenson's second season as head coach and John Hufnagel's tenth season as general manager.
The BC Lions are a professional Canadian football team competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Lions play their home games at BC Place.
|1||1||Sat, June 16||5:00 p.m. MDT||Hamilton Tiger-Cats||W 28–14||1–0||TSN/ESPN2||McMahon Stadium||23,717||Recap|
|2||2||Sat, June 23||5:00 p.m. MDT||@ Toronto Argonauts||W 41–7||2–0||TSN/RDS2||BMO Field||16,450||Recap|
|3||3||Thurs, June 28||7:00 p.m. MDT||Ottawa Redblacks||W 24–14||3–0||TSN/RDS2||McMahon Stadium||23,454||Recap|
|5||4||Thurs, July 12||5:30 p.m. MDT||@ Ottawa Redblacks||W 27–3||4–0||TSN/RDS||TD Place Stadium||22,103||Recap|
|6||5||Sat, July 21||7:00 p.m. MDT||Montreal Alouettes||W 25–8||5–0||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||McMahon Stadium||26,440||Recap|
|7||6||Sat, July 28||7:00 p.m. MDT||@ Saskatchewan Roughriders||W 34–22||6–0||TSN/ESPN2||Mosaic Stadium||33,350||Recap|
|8||7||Sat, Aug 4||7:00 p.m. MDT||BC Lions||W 27–18||7–0||TSN||McMahon Stadium||25,075||Recap|
|10||8||Sun, Aug 19||5:00 p.m. MDT||@ Saskatchewan Roughriders||L 27–40||7–1||TSN||Mosaic Stadium||33,350||Recap|
|11||9||Sat, Aug 25||1:30 p.m. MDT||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||W 39–26||8–1||TSN||McMahon Stadium||27,800||Recap|
|12||10||Mon, Sept 3||1:00 p.m. MDT||Edmonton Eskimos||W 23–20||9–1||TSN||McMahon Stadium||32,013||Recap|
|13||11||Sat, Sept 8||5:00 p.m. MDT||@ Edmonton Eskimos||L 42–48||9–2||TSN/RDS||Commonwealth Stadium||38,611||Recap|
|14||12||Sat, Sept 15||2:00 p.m. MDT||@ Hamilton Tiger-Cats||W 43–28||10–2||TSN/RDS||Tim Hortons Field||23,428||Recap|
|16||13||Fri, Sept 28||7:00 p.m. MDT||Toronto Argonauts||W 38–16||11–2||TSN/RDS2||McMahon Stadium||24,126||Recap|
|17||14||Mon, Oct 8||11:00 a.m. MDT||@ Montreal Alouettes||W 12–6||12–2||TSN/RDS||Molson Stadium||16,764||Recap|
|18||15||Sat, Oct 13||6:00 p.m. MDT||BC Lions||L 21–26||12–3||TSN||McMahon Stadium||23,563||Recap|
|19||16||Sat, Oct 20||5:00 p.m. MDT||Saskatchewan Roughriders||L 29–24||12–4||TSN||McMahon Stadium||30,868||Recap|
|20||17||Fri, Oct 26||6:30 p.m. MDT||@ Winnipeg Blue Bombers||L 29-21||12–5||TSN||Investors Group Field||25,173||Recap|
|21||18||Sat, Nov 3||8:00 p.m. MDT||@ BC Lions||W 26–9||13–5||TSN||BC Place||24,114||Recap|
|West Final||Sun, Nov 18||2:30 p.m. MST||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||W 22–14||1–0||TSN/RDS/ESPNews||McMahon Stadium||29,268||Recap|
|106th Grey Cup||Sun, Nov 27||4:00 p.m. MST||vs. Ottawa Redblacks||W 27–16||2–0||TSN/RDS/ESPN2||Commonwealth Stadium||55,819||Recap|
|2018 Calgary Stampeders roster|
Nicholas Arbuckle is an American player of Canadian football who is currently a member of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Arbuckle played college football at Georgia State. During his time playing for the Panthers, he was first-team All-Sunbelt Conference in 2015. Also in 2015, Arbuckle set a Sun Belt record 3,368 passing yards along with school records in completions (307) and touchdowns (28). He has also been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Montell Cozart is an American professional football player currently playing in Canada for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the Kansas Jayhawks and the Boise State Broncos. He attended Bishop Miege High School in Overland Park, Kansas.
Bo Levi Mitchell is a professional Canadian football quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He signed with the Stampeders in 2012 and became the team's starting quarterback for the 2014 season, setting a number of club and league records including best record for a first time starting quarterback in league history. He won the 102nd Grey Cup in 2014, the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award in 2016 and 2018, and the 106th Grey Cup in 2018. With his second Grey Cup win as starter, he became the first QB to start and win multiple Grey Cup games with the Stampeders organization.
William Langlais is a Canadian football fullback for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Ante Milanovic-Litre is a professional Canadian football running back and fullback for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted in fourth round, 28th overall, in the 2017 CFL Draft by the Stampeders and was signed on May 18, 2017. He won his first Grey Cup as a member of the Stampeders 106th Grey Cup championship team in 2018. He played college football for the Simon Fraser Clan.
Charlie Power is a Canadian football running back for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Juwan Brescacin is a professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted in the second round, 15th overall, in the 2016 CFL Draft by the Stampeders and signed with the team on May 17, 2016. He played college football for the Northern Illinois Huskies.
DaVaris Daniels is an American football wide receiver for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Notre Dame. After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Daniels signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
Lemar Durant is a Canadian football wide receiver for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He attended Simon Fraser University, where he played college football for the Simon Fraser Clan.
|1-Game injured list|
6-Game injured list
Italics indicate International player
|2018 Calgary Stampeders staff|
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
The 2001 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 48th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 44th Canadian Football League season.
The 2000 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 47th season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 43rd Canadian Football League season.
The 1986 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 33rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 29th Canadian Football League season.
Kevin Glenn, Jr. is a former American professional Canadian football quarterback. He was originally signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds and high school football at Detroit St. Martin de Porres. Glenn is a journeyman quarterback who is the only player to ever have had his rights held by every team in the CFL.
Henry Armand Burris Jr. is an American former professional football quarterback, who mostly played Canadian football in the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1998 to 2016. He won three Grey Cup championships, two with the Calgary Stampeders, in 1998 and 2008, having spent 10 years of his career with them, and one with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016.
Drew Tate is the quarterbacks coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and a former professional gridiron football quarterback. He played college football at Iowa and was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2007. Tate has also played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks in the CFL. He was a defensive analyst for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in 2018, before coming out of retirement to join the Roughriders. On December 17, 2018, Tate retired from professional football and was named quarterbacks coach for the Lions the following day.
The 2006 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 53rd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 49th Canadian Football League season.
Bradley Sinopoli is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was originally a quarterback with the Calgary Stampeders before being converted to wide receiver in 2013. He played CIS football for the Ottawa Gee-Gees. In 2010, Sinopoli became the fourth Gee-Gee player to win the Hec Crighton Trophy after passing for a school record and CIS leading 2,756 passing yards and 22 touchdowns in eight games. Because of his strong season, he was one of only two quarterbacks invited to the CFL Evaluation Camp for players eligible in the 2011 CFL Draft.
The 2013 Canadian Football League season was the 60th season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it was the 56th season of the league.
The 2014 Canadian Football League season was the 61st season of modern Canadian professional football. It was the 57th season of the league. Vancouver hosted the 102nd Grey Cup on November 30. The league expanded to nine teams with the addition of the Ottawa Redblacks, giving the CFL nine teams for the first time since the 2005 season. As a result of the expansion, the schedule shifted to a 20-week regular season plus three weeks of playoffs ; the season started on June 26, 2014.
The 2015 Canadian Football League season was the 62nd season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it was the 58th season of the league. The Edmonton Eskimos won the 103rd Grey Cup on November 29, defeating the Ottawa Redblacks 26–20 in Winnipeg. The schedule was released February 13, 2015 and the regular season began on June 25, 2015.
The 104th Grey Cup was a Canadian football game that was played on November 27, 2016, between the Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa Redblacks, that decided the champion for the 2016 CFL season. In an upset, Ottawa defeated the heavily favoured Stampeders 39–33 in overtime to win a championship in just their third season of existence. This was the third Grey Cup game to go into overtime. This also marked a first that a CFL team won its division with a losing record (8-9-1) and became the 3rd worst team to win the Grey Cup.
The 2016 Canadian Football League season was the 63rd season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it was the 59th season of the league. Toronto hosted the 104th Grey Cup on November 27. The regular season began on June 23 and ended on November 5.
The 2017 Canadian Football League season was the 64th season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it was the 60th season of the league. The regular season began on June 22 and concluded on November 4. The playoffs commenced on November 12 and concluded on November 26 with the Toronto Argonauts defeating the Calgary Stampeders to win the 105th Grey Cup.
The 106th Grey Cup was the Canadian Football League (CFL) championship game for the 2018 season. It was played on November 25, 2018, between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Calgary Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.
The 2018 Toronto Argonauts season was the 61st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 146th season overall. The Argonauts failed improve upon their 9–9 record from 2017, losing their tenth game of the season to the Calgary Stampeders on September 28. Following their week 17 loss to the BC Lions on October 6, 2018, the Argonauts were the first team eliminated from post-season contention. They became the first team since the 2006 Edmonton Eskimos to fail to qualify for the playoffs in the year after winning the Grey Cup. This was the second season with Jim Popp as general manager and Marc Trestman as head coach. It was announced the day following the Argonauts 24-9 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks on November 2 that Trestman would be relieved of his coaching duties for the Toronto Argonauts football team, following a 4-14 season with minimal success in Ricky Ray's absence. Ricky Ray was also indecisive about retirement at the end of the 2018 CFL regular season after sustaining a season-ending injury in the Argonauts 41-7 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on June 23 though he ultimately retired prior to the start of the 2019 Toronto Argonauts season.
The 2018 Ottawa Redblacks season was the fifth season for the team in the Canadian Football League. The Redblacks improved upon their 8–9–1 record from 2017, winning their ninth game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in an October 19 game, and finished with an 11–7 record. The team clinched a playoff berth and home playoff game for the fourth season in a row following the Toronto Argonauts' week 17 loss on October 6, 2018. After defeating the Tiger-Cats in the East Final, the Redblacks played in their third Grey Cup championship in four years, but lost to the Calgary Stampeders in the 106th Grey Cup game. This was the fifth season with Marcel Desjardins as general manager and Rick Campbell as head coach.