Howsare it is to be loved by you: Stampeders sign all-star DE Julian Howsare

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed American defensive lineman Julian Howsare.

Howsare was an East Division all-star defensive end in 2022 as a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, notching seven sacks, 30 defensive tackles, two tackles for loss, one special-teams stop, two interceptions and one knockdown.

In 62 career regular-season games over four seasons in Hamilton, the 30-year-old has accumulated 112 defensive tackles including 10 tackles for loss, five special-teams tackles, 21 sacks, three knockdowns, one forced fumble and two interceptions.

The Altoona, Pen. native has amassed 25 tackles in eight playoff appearances, adding a tackle for loss, two sacks, one special-teams tackle, one fumble recovery and one knockdown.

Prior to joining the Ticats, Howsare spent time with the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks. He dressed for two games with the Jets in 2016.

Howsare accumulated 256 tackles including 47.5 tackles for loss, 33 sacks, nine forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three interceptions in 43 collegiate games for Clarion University. He was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-West defensive player of the year in both 2013 and 2014. He was a third-team all-American in 2012 and 2013 and a second-team all-American in 2012.