Former star receiver Fred Stamps retires as an Eskimo

Four-time CFL all-star receiver Fred Stamps has retired from professional football as an Edmonton Eskimo, signing a one-day contract with the team.

Stamps spent eight of his nine CFL seasons in Edmonton, the final season of his career he played for the Montreal Alouettes. He made 536 receptions for 8,411 yards and 54 touchdowns in 133 games adding 19 catches for 309 yards and one touchdown in eight post-season contests.

Five straight campaigns, from 2009-2013, Stamps broke the 1,000-yard mark, including his career-best season in 2009 grabbing 85 balls for 1,402 yards and eight majors.

After going unselected in the 2004 NFL draft, Stamps bounced around practice rosters with the San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens prior to signing north of the border in Edmonton for the 2007 season.

Two times Stamps was the Eskimos Most Outstanding Player nominee (2009 and 2010). He sits third all-time on the Eskimos career receptions list, second in career receiving yards, tied for second in most receptions in a game (14), and tied for third in most consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons with five (2009-2013).

Simply put, Stamps is one of the greatest receivers in Eskimos history.

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