The Calgary Stampeders have signed national defensive lineman and long snapper Tom Schnitzler and national long snapper Zach Zynomirski.
Schnitzler was an eighth-round selection of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2020 CFL Draft and appeared in four regular-season games for the Ticats during the 2021 season. He recorded two special teams tackles and also dressed for the East Semi-Final and the East Final.
At the U Sports level, Schnitzler played 16 games over two seasons at the University of British Columbia, recording 45 total tackles including 7.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and three pass breakups.
Prior to joining the Thunderbirds, he played junior football for five seasons with the Saskatoon Hilltops and saw action as a defensive lineman, tight end and long snapper. During his time with Saskatoon, he was part of four national championship teams.
Zynomirski played four seasons at the University of Western Ontario. He served as the Mustangs’ long snapper and recorded nine total tackles. Zynomirski had two tackles in Western’s 2021 Vanier Cup victory over Saskatchewan.
The London native is six-foot-two and 215 pounds.