Power up: Stampeders re-sign fullback Charlie Power

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The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed national fullback Charlie Power.

The Okotoks, Alta., product missed the entire 2021 season with an Achilles tendon injury but played 85 regular season games and nine postseason contests with the club from 2014-19.

“Charlie has quietly done great work for us both on offence and special teams throughout his Stamps career and we felt his absence in 2021,” said Stampeders’ president and general manager John Hufnagel in a press release. “We’re pleased to have him back and look forward to seeing him reclaim his place with the team.”

The six-foot-three, 247-pounder played all 18 regular season games in 2019, as well as the Western Semi-Final. He finished third on the team with 15 special-teams tackles and also had one forced fumble. On offence, Power added career-high figures of four receptions for 27 yards.

For his career, the Saskatchewan product has 70 special teams tackles, three forced fumbles and three blocked punts as well as seven catches for 37 yards. He was originally selected in the fourth round of the 2013 CFL Draft and has won two Grey Cup rings as a member of the Stamps.

“I am thrilled to be back with the Stampeders for the 2022 season,” said Power. “Between the cancelled season and my injury last year in training camp, I have greatly missed the game of football, my teammates and our passionate fans.

“I truly appreciate Huff, (head coach) Dave (Dickenson) and the entire organization for showing faith in me returning from my Achilles injury. My rehab is progressing well and my goal is to be ready for training camp and get back to being a reliable and productive member of the Stampeders for the upcoming season.”