Former CFL, NFL playmaker Stefan Logan retires from professional football

Veteran playmaker Stefan Logan has retired from professional football.

Logan announced he was stepping away from the game on The Rod Pedersen Show.

He played his last game for the Ottawa Redblacks in 2019 following parts of the previous five seasons in Montreal after starting his CFL career in B.C. The 39-year-old was a versatile playmaker during his time in Canada and the United States. He enjoyed playing on the West coast the best.

“Even though I spent more time in Montreal, I like Montreal, I just didn’t like the way things happened at the end, but I would have to go with B.C. because Wally Buono was the first coach to give me an opportunity to make a name for myself,” Logan said.

“I’m done with football, I’m retired, now I’m a family man. That’s all for me. I knew after 2019, I was going to retire, I was done playing football.”

He had 325 carries for 2,007 yards and three touchdowns; 105 receptions for 971 yards and four majors; 425 punt returns for 4,746 yards and four touchdowns; 303 kick-off returns for 6,683 yards; and 24 missed field goal returns for 541 yards in 107 career CFL games.

The University of South Dakota product burst onto the scene in Canada during his rookie season in 2008. Logan played in 12 games for the B.C. Lions, rushing 122 times for 889 yards (7.3 yards per carry) with 52 receptions for 477 yards and three majors while returning punts and kick-offs.

Pittsburgh signed Logan to an NFL contract and he played the entire 2009 season for the Steelers, setting a single-season franchise record, which still stands, by amassing 1,466 kick-off return yards on 55 attempts (26.7 average). He returned 30 punts for 280 yards in the same year. He was let go following training camp in 2010.

The Detroit Lions signed Logan the very next day and he played three seasons in the Motor City. He hauled in 100 punts bringing them back for 963 yards and 116 kick-offs for 4,035 yards and one touchdown. During 64 career NFL games, Logan recorded 5,786 all-purpose yards.

Between the CFL and NFL, Logan who was nicknamed ‘joystick’ collected over 20,734 total yards.

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