Stampeders select Boston College DT T.J. Rayam in supplemental draft, give up 2023 second-round pick

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The Calgary Stampeders have chosen Boston College defensive lineman T.J. Rayam in the 2022 CFL supplemental draft, relinquishing their second-round pick in the 2023 CFL Draft.

In 40 career games with the Eagles, the six-foot, 293-pound Rayam had 66 total tackles, including nine tackles for loss, two passes defended and one forced fumble. His best season came in 2019 as a junior as Rayam made 12 starts at nose tackle and recorded 41 tackles including 6.5 tackles for loss.

Rayam was born in Calgary and is the son of Thomas Rayam, an offensive lineman whose 10-year professional career included three seasons with the Stampeders. The elder Rayam was part of the Stamps’ Grey Cup-championship team in 2001.