The Calgary Stampeders are a professional Canadian football team based in Calgary, Alberta, and are members of the West Division in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
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 is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (101 m) long and 65 yards (59 m) wide attempting to advance a pointed oval-shaped ball into the opposing team's scoring area.
Alberta is a province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier is Jason Kenney as of April 30, 2019.
The Stampeders were founded in 1935 (as the Calgary Bronks), although the team was inactive from 1941 to 1944.
The 1935 Calgary Bronks season was the first in franchise history where the team finished in 1st place in the Alberta Rugby Football Union with a 2–0 division record. The Bronks played in the Western Title game, but lost to the eventual Grey Cup champion, the Winnipegs.
Note: Statistics are current through the end of the 2019 CFL season.
The 2019 Canadian Football League season is the 66th season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it is the 62nd season of the league. Calgary is scheduled to host the 107th Grey Cup on November 24, 2019. The regular season began on June 13, 2019 and will be played over the course of 21 weeks, concluding on November 2, 2019.
|5||Les Lear||1948–1952||70||40||30||0||80||.571||8||4||3||1||.571||32nd Grey Cup championship|
|13||Jerry Williams||1965–1968||64||40||23||1||81||.634||10||5||5||0||.500||1967 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
|14||Jim Duncan||1969–1973||77||38||38||1||77||.500||11||7||4||0||.636||59th Grey Cup championship|
|18||Jack Gotta||1977–1979||48||25||20||3||53||.555||4||2||2||0||.500||1978 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
|24||Wally Buono||1990–2002||234||153||79||2||306||.659||24||15||9||0||.625|| 1992 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
1993 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
80th Grey Cup championship
86th Grey Cup championship
89th Grey Cup championship
|27||Tom Higgins||2005–2007||54||28||25||1||53||.528||3||0||3||0||.000||2005 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
|28||John Hufnagel||2008–2015||144||102||41||1||205||.712||14||8||6||0||.571|| 2008 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
96th Grey Cup championship
102nd Grey Cup championship
|29||Dave Dickenson||2016–Present||72||53||17||2||108||.750||7||4||3||0||.571|| 2016 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
106th Grey Cup championship
David Dickenson is a Canadian football head coach with the Calgary Stampeders and former professional player with the Stampeders and the BC Lions where he won the 2006 Grey Cup and was named the game's MVP. Dickenson also played quarterback collegiately at the University of Montana, where he led the Montana Grizzlies to the 1995 NCAA I-AA college football championship.
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.
Thomas Joseph John Higgins Jr. is a former head coach in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Higgins previously served as the Director of Officiating for the CFL and is a former Canadian and American football player, coach, and general manager.
Pasquale "Wally" Buono is the vice president of football operations, alternate governor and the former head coach of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL), and one of the most successful head coaches in league history. He has spent 22 years as head coach of the Calgary Stampeders and the Lions, which is tied for the most seasons coached all-time. On September 19, 2009, Buono became the CFL's all-time winningest coach when his Lions beat the Toronto Argonauts 23–17, giving him 232 regular-season victories, passing Don Matthews. He retired in 2011 with a CFL record 254 regular-season wins as head coach, to focus on duties as general manager for the Lions. In 2016, Buono came out of retirement to coach the Lions again through the 2018 season. In the final home game of the 2018 season, Buono was honored with the Bob Ackles Award as he was retiring from football with the most wins as a coach.
John Coleman Hufnagel is the president and general manager of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was previously the Stampeders' head coach and played quarterback for fifteen professional seasons in the CFL and National Football League. Prior to his hiring to the Stampeders on December 3, 2007, he was the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants of the NFL.
Anwar Stewart is an American football coach and former player who is currently the defensive line coach for the Appalachian State Mountaineers. He played college football for the Kentucky Wildcats and played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for 13 seasons.
Nikolas "Nik" Lewis is the running backs coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and a former professional Canadian football slotback. He is a two-time Grey Cup champion, winning in 2008 and 2014 with the Calgary Stampeders. In his first season, he won the CFL Rookie of the Year award, followed by five West Division All-Star and three CFL All-Star awards. He is second all-time as a Stampeder in receptions (805), receiving yards (11,250), and touchdown catches (65) behind Allen Pitts. He also has the club record for consecutive games with a reception, with 166. On August 24, 2017, Lewis became the CFL all-time leader in receptions with 1,030 catches.
Jack "Jocko" Gotta was an American-born Canadian professional football player, coach, and general manager.
The 2009 Canadian Football League season was the 56th season of modern professional Canadian football. Officially, it was the 52nd season of the league. The Montreal Alouettes won the 97th Grey Cup on November 29 with a last second 28–27 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The 19-week regular schedule, issued February 3, 2009, began on July 1, which was only the second time in league history that a CFL season started on Canada Day, with the first occurring in 1998. The playoffs started on November 15 and two weeks of pre-season games began June 17.
Markus Howell is the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He is a former professional Canadian football wide receiver and kick returner who played for 11 years for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Ottawa Renegades, and Calgary Stampeders. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2000 CFL Draft by the Blue Bombers. He won a Grey Cup championship in 2008. He played college football at Texas Southern.
Tim St. Pierre is a professional Canadian football fullback and long snapper who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the third round of the 2008 CFL Draft. He played CIS football for the Saint Mary's Huskies. Personal: His wife is Emily Kennedy St. Pierre.
The 2002 Calgary Stampeders season was the 45th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 64th overall. The Stampeders finished in 5th place in the West Division with a 6–12–0 record and failed to make the playoffs, marking the first time Wally Buono had missed the playoffs in his 13 years as head coach of the team.
The 2010 Canadian Football League season is the 57th season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it is the 53rd season of the league. Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton hosted the 98th Grey Cup on November 28 when the Montreal Alouettes became the first team to repeat as Grey Cup Champions in 13 years, defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 21–18. The league announced on its Twitter page on January 29, 2010 that the season would start on July 1, 2010. As of 2019 this is the most recent CFL regular season to start in July.
Matthew John Walter is a retired professional Canadian football running back. Walter spent 4 seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, he was most recently a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted 34th overall by the Calgary Stampeders in the 2011 CFL Draft and was originally signed by the team on May 26, 2011. He played CIS football for the Calgary Dinos and played for the Stampeders from 2011 to 2015.
The 2012 Canadian Football League season was the 59th season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it was the 55th season for the league. The pre-season began on June 13, 2012 and the regular season started on June 29, 2012. Rogers Centre in Toronto hosted the 100th Grey Cup on November 25, with the hometown Toronto Argonauts defeating the Calgary Stampeders 35-22.
The 2013 Canadian Football League season was the 60th season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it was the 56th season of the league.
Rick Campbell is an American-born Canadian football head coach who previously worked for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. He was the Calgary Stampeders' defensive coordinator from 2012 to 2013 and was also an assistant coach with the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He is a three-time Grey Cup champion, once as the special teams coordinator with the Eskimos in 2003, again with the Eskimos as the defensive coordinator in 2005, and once as the head coach of the Ottawa RedBlacks in 2016. He attended Washington State University.
Deron Mayo is an American football coach and former linebacker who most recently played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Old Dominion University. He was signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2011.
Charlie Power is a professional Canadian football running back and fullback for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
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.