Calgary Stampeders re-sign Canadian fullback William Langlais

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The Calgary Stampeders have brought back national fullback William Langlais.

The University of Sherbrooke product has made 54 special teams tackles in 76 career CFL games after joining the team as a third-round pick in the 2015 CFL Draft. He also has made 13 receptions for 189 yards.

“I couldn’t see myself playing for another team,” said Langlais. “I missed the city of Calgary during this long layoff since we were last on the field so I’m really happy to be back. My goal is to work hard and continue the winning tradition we have here.”

Langlais is one of many pending free agents the Stampeders have extended this off-season, including Richard Leonard and Folarin Orimolade.

“Since joining the Stamps in 2015, Will has contributed both on offence and special teams and I’m pleased that he has chosen to remain in Calgary,” said president and general manager John Hufnagel.

Langlais appeared in nine regular season games in 2019 and had four receptions for 54 yards including a career-long 33-yarder, one carry for three yards and one special teams tackle. He also played in the Western Semi-Final and had one kick-off return for 13 yards and one special teams tackle.

The 30-year-old Langlais was part of the Stampeders’ 2018 Grey Cup championship team.