CALGARY — Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel announced Tuesday the re-signing of non-import fullback Tim St. Pierre. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
St. Pierre, who had been eligible to become a free agent on Feb. 15, played 14 regular-season games for the Stamps in 2013, seeing action on both special teams and as a blocker at fullback. He recorded eight special-teams tackles and scored his first CFL touchdown on July 20 at home against Montreal. He also played in the Western Final.
“Tim is a hard-working player who has been a great asset to us on special teams since joining us three years ago and who has done a great job of making the transition to fullback,” said Hufnagel. “He is a consummate professional and I am pleased that he chosen to continue his career in Calgary.”
St. Pierre first joined the Red and White in 2011 and converted to the offensive side of the ball after spending three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos as a linebacker, long-snapper and special teams standout. He was Edmonton’s nominee for the Special Teams Player of the Year award in 2010. In six CFL seasons, he has registered 51 special-teams tackles, 14 defensive tackles and two catches for 14 yards and a touchdown.
“Re-signing was a pretty easy decision, especially since everyone seems to be on the same page and so many players have already signed contracts to come back,” said St. Pierre, a 27-year-old native of Hamilton, Ont. “This is a good group of guys and I’m looking forward to another season. This is Year 7 for me but I’m just as excited as I was for Year 1.”