February 8, 2018

Stamps, Wall reach extension through 2018

Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

CALGARY — International defensive back Jamar Wall has signed a contract extension with the Calgary Stampeders, the team announced Thursday.

The two-time all-star would have become a free agent on Feb. 13.

Wall originally signed with the Stamps in 2012 and has spent the past six seasons with the Red and White. In 2017, the Lubbock, Tex., product started all 18 regular-season games and finished second on the team with 55 tackles and tied for third with two interceptions.

In 97 career CFL regular-season games, Wall has 305 tackles, 18 interceptions, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, three special-teams tackles, two sacks and 42 knockdowns. Wall was named a CFL all-star in 2014 and 2016. He has also appeared in six playoff games and three Grey Cup contests.

“Jamar is a two-time all-star and he has been a very consistent and reliable player for us,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “His return further solidifies our secondary after the previous signings of Brandon Smith and Ciante Evans. I look forward to another solid season from this veteran group.”

The 30-year-old played collegiately at Texas Tech where he was a three-year starter, recording 185 tackles and nine interceptions over four seasons.

“I’m happy to be back with the Stampeders,” said Wall. “We have a really good group of players and coaches and I’ve really enjoyed my six years here. It’s a great city, a great organization and it’s a privilege to play for our fans. I’m looking forward to the new season.”