Court is in session: Stampeders re-sign Canadian LB Cameron Judge

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed Canadian linebacker Cameron Judge to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2024 season.

Acquired via trade from the Toronto Argonauts last off-season, Judge was named the Stampeders’ nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian in 2022 and earned CFL all-star honours after starting 17 games at weakside linebacker.

“Cameron Judge makes our team better,” Stampeders’ general manager and head coach Dave Dickenson said in a statement. “We’re excited to keep him in Calgary and look forward to watching him continue to excel as a Stampeder.”

Judge led all Stampeders with 78 defensive tackles and added three tackles for loss, two special-teams tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. He posted a league-leading five fumble recoveries and also led the CFL in big plays with 11 — a metric that combines interceptions, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries, blocked kicks and tackles, sacks or knockdowns that lead to a turnover on downs. He also recorded two defensive touchdowns.

The six-foot-two, 235-pound defender also started the West Semi-Final, recording four tackles and one sack. His lone missed game came via a one-game suspension for punching B.C. Lions receiver Lucky Whitehead following a Week 15 loss.

“I’m excited to be back,” Judge said in a statement. “I really enjoyed my first year in Calgary and I think that the team used me to the best of my abilities. I liked playing for all the coaches and I’m looking forward to getting back to work and getting after a championship.”

Selected with the second overall pick in the 2017 CFL Draft by Saskatchewan, Judge has played in five CFL seasons with the Riders, Toronto Argonauts, and Stampeders. In 64 career games, Judge has posted 193 defensive tackles, including nine tackles for loss, 21 special teams tackles, 12 sacks, four interceptions, seven knockdowns, five fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles.

Prior to beginning his professional career, Judge played four seasons at UCLA and recorded 46 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception, one forced fumble and two passes defended in 47 games.