2018 Calgary Stampeders season

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2018 Calgary Stampeders season
Head coach Dave Dickenson
General manager John Hufnagel
Home field McMahon Stadium
Results
Record13–5
Division place1st, West
Playoff finishWon 106th Grey Cup
Team MOP Bo Levi Mitchell
Team MOC Alex Singleton
Team MOR Tre Roberson
Uniform
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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.

2018 CFL season

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.

Calgary Stampeders Canadian football team

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.

Canadian Football League Professional Canadian football league

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.

Contents

Offseason

CFL Draft

The 2018 CFL Draft took place on May 3, 2018. [1] 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. [2] The team also acquired an additional pick in the fifth round from the Ottawa Redblacks in a trade for Drew Tate. [3]

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.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Canadian Football League team from Hamilton, Ontario

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".

RoundPickPlayerPositionSchool/Club Team
18 Ryan Sceviour OL Calgary
217 Eric Mezzalira LB McMaster
325 Royce Metchie DB Guelph
428 David Brown OL Western
539 Justin Lawrence OL Alberta
542 Dagogo Maxwell DB British Columbia
650 Atlee Simon RB Regina
759 Gabriel Ferraro K Guelph
868 Boston Rowe LB Calgary

Preseason

WeekDateKickoffOpponentResultsTVVenueAttendanceSummary
ScoreRecord
ABye
BFri, June 17:00 p.m. MDT vs. BC Lions L 23–360–1None McMahon Stadium 24,681 Recap
CFri, June 87:30 p.m. MDTat Saskatchewan Roughriders W 39–121–1None Mosaic Stadium 29,006 Recap

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Regular season

Standings

TeamGPWLTPtsPFPADivStk
Y–Calgary Stampeders 181350265223635–5W1 Details
X–Saskatchewan Roughriders 181260244504447–3W2 Details
X–Winnipeg Blue Bombers 181080205504194–6L1 Details
X–BC Lions 18990184234734–6L2 Details
Edmonton Eskimos 18990184824715–5W1 Details

Schedule

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).

Saskatchewan Roughriders professional Canadian football team based in Regina, Saskatchewan

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).

2017 Calgary Stampeders season

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.

BC Lions Canadian football team based in Vancouver

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.

WeekGameDateKickoffOpponentResultsTVVenueAttendanceSummary
ScoreRecord
11Sat, June 165:00 p.m. MDT Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 28–141–0 TSN/ESPN2 McMahon Stadium 23,717 Recap
22Sat, June 235:00 p.m. MDT@ Toronto Argonauts W 41–72–0TSN/RDS2 BMO Field 16,450 Recap
33Thurs, June 287:00 p.m. MDT Ottawa Redblacks W 24–143–0TSN/RDS2McMahon Stadium23,454 Recap
4Bye
54Thurs, July 125:30 p.m. MDT@ Ottawa RedblacksW 27–34–0TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 22,103 Recap
65Sat, July 217:00 p.m. MDT Montreal Alouettes W 25–85–0TSN/RDS/ESPN2McMahon Stadium26,440 Recap
76Sat, July 287:00 p.m. MDT@ Saskatchewan Roughriders W 34–226–0TSN/ESPN2 Mosaic Stadium 33,350 Recap
87Sat, Aug 47:00 p.m. MDT BC Lions W 27–187–0TSNMcMahon Stadium25,075 Recap
9Bye
108Sun, Aug 195:00 p.m. MDT@ Saskatchewan RoughridersL 27–407–1TSNMosaic Stadium33,350 Recap
119Sat, Aug 251:30 p.m. MDT Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 39–268–1TSNMcMahon Stadium27,800 Recap
1210 Mon, Sept 3 1:00 p.m. MDT Edmonton Eskimos W 23–209–1TSNMcMahon Stadium32,013 Recap
1311Sat, Sept 85:00 p.m. MDT@ Edmonton EskimosL 42–489–2TSN/RDS Commonwealth Stadium 38,611 Recap
1412Sat, Sept 152:00 p.m. MDT@ Hamilton Tiger-CatsW 43–2810–2TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 23,428 Recap
15Bye
1613Fri, Sept 287:00 p.m. MDTToronto ArgonautsW 38–1611–2TSN/RDS2McMahon Stadium24,126 Recap
1714 Mon, Oct 8 11:00 a.m. MDT@ Montreal AlouettesW 12–612–2TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 16,764 Recap
1815Sat, Oct 136:00 p.m. MDTBC LionsL 21–2612–3TSNMcMahon Stadium23,563 Recap
1916Sat, Oct 205:00 p.m. MDTSaskatchewan RoughridersL 29–2412–4TSNMcMahon Stadium30,868 Recap
2017Fri, Oct 266:30 p.m. MDT@ Winnipeg Blue BombersL 29-2112–5TSN Investors Group Field 25,173 Recap
2118Sat, Nov 38:00 p.m. MDT@ BC LionsW 26–913–5TSN BC Place 24,114 Recap

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Post season

Schedule

GameDateKickoffOpponentResultsTVVenueAttendanceSummary
ScoreRecord
West Semi-FinalBye
West FinalSun, Nov 182:30 p.m. MST Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 22–141–0TSN/RDS/ESPNews McMahon Stadium 29,268 Recap
106th Grey Cup Sun, Nov 274:00 p.m. MSTvs. Ottawa Redblacks W 27–162–0TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium 55,819 Recap

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Team

Roster

2018 Calgary Stampeders roster
Quarterbacks

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 American football quarterback

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.

Running backs

Fullbacks

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).

Receivers

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 American-football player (1992-)

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.

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

1-Game injured list

6-Game injured list

Practice roster


Italics indicate International player
Roster updated 2018-11-25
Depth Chart Transactions
46 Active, 8 One-Game Injured,
4 Six-Game Injured, 10 Practice

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Coaching staff

2018 Calgary Stampeders staff
Front Office
  • President and COO – Lyle Bauer
  • General Manager – John Hufnagel
  • Assistant General Manager of Football Operations – Michael Petrie
  • Director of Canadian Scouting – Brendan Mahoney
  • Director of U.S. Scouting – Cole Hufnagel

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Taylor Altilio


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References

  1. CFL draft date announced, Canadian Football League, December 15, 2017, retrieved February 3, 2018
  2. On the Move Again: Hughes traded to Riders for QB Adams
  3. Redblacks acquire Drew Tate in trade with Stamps
  4. 1 2 3 2018 Schedule