Veteran defensive back Jamar Wall sticks with the Stampeders

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The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed American defensive back Jamar Wall.

The five-foot-10, 195-pound defender returns for his ninth season in Calgary. Wall originally signed with the Stamps on June 10, 2012. He has played 128 regular season games, eight playoff games and four Grey Cups including winning two championships, all with the Stamps.

In his career, the Texas native has 411 defensive tackles, nine tackles for loss and six special-teams tackles. He has also accumulated 48 knockdowns, 18 interceptions including three returned for touchdowns, five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries including one returned for a touchdown and four sacks.

“It’s a great feeling to know I’ll be returning to the Stamps for another year,” Wall said in a statement. “The 2021 season can’t come soon enough for all of us, and I look forward to the challenge of competing on the field once again.”

During the 2019 season, Wall made all 16 starts at the strong-side linebacker position. He finished fourth on the team with 67 defensive tackles including two tackles for loss. He added one special teams stop, one sack and three knockdowns. In the Western Semi-Final, Wall had four tackles including one tackle for loss. The Texas Tech University alum served as one of the team captains in 2019.

“Jamar has been a mainstay on our roster and it’s great to have him back,” Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement. “His steady play and veteran leadership are very important parts of our defence.”

Wall is a two-time CFL all-star and is three defensive tackles away from moving into the top five in franchise history. In November, Wall was named to the Canadian Football League’s all-decade team for 2010-2019.