CALGARY — Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that free-agent non-import linebacker Tim St. Pierre has signed a contract with the club. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Tim is a young non-import linebacker, long-snapper and special-teams player,” said Hufnagel. “He will provide excellent depth for our football team as a linebacker and long-snapper and will provide help on our coverage teams, which were an issue for our club at times last season.”
St. Pierre made 13 special-teams tackles and one defensive tackle in 17 regular-season games with the Edmonton Eskimos last season and was the club’s nominee for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player award. The six-foot, 235-pounder had 11 tackles, 33 special-teams wrap-ups and one fumble recovery in three seasons with Edmonton.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Stampeders organization,” said St. Pierre. “I’ve had the chance to play against the Stamps a number of times over the past few years and I have great admiration for the way the team plays and for the level of confidence and leadership displayed by the coaching staff. Those are the type of people I want to be surrounded with. I have a strong feeling that this is a good place for me to play and to try and win a championship.”
The 24-year old, Hamilton, Ont., native was drafted by the Edmonton in the third round (19th overall) of the 2008 CFL Canadian Draft.