The Calgary Stampeders have signed American quarterback Tommy Stevens.
The six-foot-five, 235-pound passer was a seventh-round selection by the New Orleans Saints in the 2020 NFL Draft and he has also spent time with the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants. He appeared in the Panthers’ regular-season finale in 2020 and had four rushing attempts for 24 yards.
The 25-year-old played his senior season at Mississippi State, starting all nine games for the Bulldogs and completing 97-of-161 pass attempts (60.2 percent) for 1,155 yards, 11 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also had 83 carries for 381 yards and four scores.
Stevens had two passing touchdowns and one rushing major against Louisville in the Music City Bowl. He transferred to Mississippi State after three seasons at Penn State. In 20 games for the Nittany Lions, he completed 24-of-41 passes for 304 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.
The native of Indianapolis also had 76 carries for 506 yards and eight touchdowns and 14 catches for 62 yards and two scores.
Calgary recently re-signed Jake Maier, bringing him back following a solid rookie season. Canadian Michael O’Connor is a pending free agent, while veteran Bo Levi Mitchell has reportedly been asked to renegotiate his contract.