Awe shucks: Stampeders add veteran American LB Micah Awe

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed American linebacker Micah Awe to fill the void left by the departure of Jameer Thurman.

Awe played one game for the B.C. Lions in 2022 before being released and joining the Montreal Alouettes. He appeared in 13 games and made 12 starts at middle linebacker, recording 47 defensive tackles, two tackles for loss, three special teams tackles, one interception, one knockdown, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

A five-year CFL veteran, Awe has played 63 career games with the Alouettes, Lions, Toronto Argonauts, and Ottawa Redblacks. In that time, the 29-year-old has accumulated 251 defensive tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 31 special-teams tackles, four sacks, two interceptions, six knockdowns, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Awe has also spent time in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016 and New York Jets in 2018 — following his first CFL season with B.C.

A product of Texas Tech, Awe racked up 237 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and six passes defended in 46 collegiate games for the Red Raiders.