Calgary Stampeders re-sign local product Colton Hunchak

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The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed Canadian receiver and Calgary product Colton Hunchak.

The five-foot-eleven, 208-pound target has made 32 catches for 478 yards in 28 career regular season games. He started two games for the Stamps in 2021, including the West Semi-Final against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

“I am grateful to be returning to the Stampeders for the 2022 season,” said Hunchak in a press release. “This organization gave me a chance and opportunity when no one else did, so I owe it to them and this city to help bring a Grey Cup back to Calgary.”

An alumnus of Notre Dame High School in Calgary, Hunchak played all 14 regular season games in 2021 — his second season as a pro — and made 16 catches for 247 yards. He also completed one pass for 36 yards and recorded one tackle. He had two catches for 11 yards in the Western Semi-Final but was forced to leave the contest with a foot injury.

“I’m pleased that Colton is remaining with the Stampeders and his return strengthens our depth at the Canadian receiver position,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “I know he is working hard to rehab the injury he suffered in the playoff game and I look forward to his continued progression as a CFL receiver.”

Hunchak was the final player selected in the 2019 CFL Draft at No. 73 overall

“The rehab process with regards to my foot injury is exceeding expectations,” said Hunchak. “I have a great team of trainers and therapists working alongside me. Without a doubt, I will be full-go come training camp.”

At the university level, Hunchak was a two-time second-team Ontario University Athletics all-star at York. In 2018, he finished fourth in the OUA with 58 receptions.