Stampeders sign Calgary native, Canadian OL Sean McEwen

Photo courtesy: University of Calgary Dinos

The Calgary Stampeders have signed national offensive lineman and Calgary native Sean McEwen to a two-year contract through the 2021 season.

“I am extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity,” McEwen said. “The Stampeders are an organization I’ve admired and respected for so long and I’m so glad I’ve been given a chance to be a part of it.”

An alumnus of Notre Dame High School and the University of Calgary, McEwen spent the first four seasons of his CFL career with the Toronto Argonauts, earning the boatmen’s nomination for the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman award on three occasions.

McEwen was also twice Toronto’s nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian and he was a CFL all-star and the East Division’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2017. He dressed for all 72 regular-season games during his Argos career and was a member of Toronto’s Grey Cup championship team in 2017.

McEwen was selected third overall by Toronto in the 2015 draft after a standout career at the U of C. He was part of three Hardy Cup championship teams as a member of the Dinos and was named a Canada West all-star on four occasions. McEwen was a first-team all-Canadian in 2014 and 2015 and a second-team all-Canadian in 2013. In 2011, he was the Dinos’ nominee for rookie of the year.

“Sean is a durable player who has played at an all-star level during his CFL career,” Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel said. “We admired him when he was a member of Dinos but unfortunately never had the opportunity to draft him because he was already taken by the time it was our turn to pick.”