Stampeders ink eight Canadian rookies, including third-round pick Kwadwo Boahen

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed six members of their 2023 CFL Draft class, including defensive lineman Kwadwo Boahen, receiver Clark Barnes, offensive lineman Alexandre Marcoux, defensive lineman Ryan Leder, kicker Campbell Fair, and fullback Lucas Robertson.

Boahen was chosen with the 22nd overall pick in the third round. The Calgary native played seven games for the University of Alberta in 2022, making 21 tackles and one sack. The six-foot, 278-pound defender transferred to the Golden Bears from York University where was named to the OUA All-Rookie team in 2018 and accumulated 55 tackles and five sacks over three seasons.

Barnes was drafted with the 24th overall pick in the third round. The six-foot-one, 198-pound receiver played 14 games over three seasons at the University of Guelph, making 38 catches for 516 yards and six touchdowns and returning 23 kickoffs for 710 yards and four majors. He was a first-team All-Canadian as a returner in 2019 and a second-team OUA all-star as a receiver in 2021.

Marcoux was selected with the 33rd overall pick in the fourth round of Tuesday’s draft. The six-foot-two, 296-pound blocker played 35 games and made 25 starts over four seasons at McGill, seeing action at left tackle, left guard, centre and right tackle.

Leder was taken with the 42nd overall pick in the fifth round after playing 31 games over four seasons at McMaster University. The six-foot-one, 244-pound defensive end recorded 86 total tackles including 13 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles, one blocked kick and three batted passes.

Fair was drafted with the 51st overall pick in the sixth round after four seasons at the University of Ottawa. He was named a second-team OUA all-star in 2022 after connecting on 19-of-26 on field-goal attempts, including a school-record 55-yarder. He finished his career 48-of-68 on field goals and 69-of-71 on extra points for a total of 213 points, while punting 98 times for a 37.7-yard average.

Robertson was picked with the 69th overall selection in the eighth round. The six-foot-four, 235-pound H-back played 19 games over three seasons at UBC, making 21 catches for 173 yards and one touchdown and recording seven tackles.

The Stampeders also added undrafted defensive back Jacob Biggs and territorial exemption Marc-Sullivan Andzang.

Biggs is the son of former Stampeders linebacker Raymond Biggs and played four seasons at the University of Calgary. The five-foot-10, 182-pound halfback had 98 career tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and 25 passes defended in 32 games.

Andzang was a Prairie Football Conference all-star in 2022 as a member of the Calgary Colts junior team. The five-foot-10, 185-pound defensive back accumulated 19 total tackles, two knockdowns, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble in 2022.