Stampeders sign Vanier Cup champion DB Nick Statz

The Calgary Stampeders have signed national defensive back Nick Statz.

The Calgary native and alumnus of Notre Dame High School and the University of Calgary was the Stamps’ sixth-round selection, 55th overall, in the 2019 draft.

Statz attended training camp with the Stampeders in the spring, recording four defensive tackles and one special teams stop in two pre-season contests, before returning to his university team. He went on to play an integral role in the Dinos’ Vanier Cup championship season, most notably with his interception on a two-point convert attempt on the final play of the game that preserved a 47-46 Canada West semifinal victory over the University of Manitoba.

Statz played a total of 10 regular season and post-season games for the Dinos and had 30 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In 43 career games for the Dinos, he had 125 tackles and eight interceptions.

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