CALGARY — Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that non-import long-snapper Randy Chevrier has re-signed with the club. Chevrier was scheduled to become a free agent on Feb. 16. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Randy has been the most accurate and consistent long-snapper in the league over his time in Calgary,” said Hufnagel. “He is a great utility guy for us who also learns both the offensive and defensive line positions and acts as an emergency fullback for us.”
Chevrier played in all 18 regular-season games and the West final with Calgary last season. Chevrier recorded five special-teams tackles and recovered a fumble. He also made one punt for 52 yards and returned a kickoff for four yards, both against Saskatchewan on Oct. 17. The product of McGill University also added a one-yard touchdown reception — the second of his career with Calgary — at Winnipeg on Nov. 5.
“I’m very excited to be back with Calgary for my seventh season,” said Chevrier. “It’s a privilege to play professional football and I’m glad I get to do so in Calgary, playing for an organization like the Stampeders. My family and I love this city and consider it our home. Over my time here, the team has had successes, such as winning the 2008 Grey Cup, but the past two seasons we’ve fallen short and I’m really looking forward to working with this great group to get back to where we want to be.”
Chevrier joined the Stamps as a free agent in 2005. He’s currently tied for Calgary’s longest ironman streak at 54 games and has suited up for 107 regular-season games and eight playoff tilts with the Red and White, including the 2008 Grey Cup championship victory. Over eight CFL seasons, he has played in 130 regular-season contests and 12 playoff games, including another Grey Cup victory with Edmonton in 2003.
A native of Montreal, Que., Randy, his wife Tania and their two sons Luke and Brett live in Calgary year-round. Chevrier is active in the community and is the club’s representative with the Every Yard Counts program with the Alberta Children’s Hospital.