Stampeders ink sixth-round CFL Draft pick Sebastian Howard, one other

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The Calgary Stampeders have signed a pair of 2023 draft picks in Canadian tight end Sebastian Howard and Global linebacker Lino Schröter.

Howard was selected with the 49th overall pick in the sixth round of the CFL Draft. The six-foot-five, 219-pound pass catcher impressed at the league’s Invitational Combine and earned a selection for the national event in Edmonton, recording a 4.71-second forty-yard dash and 10-foot, two-inch broad jump.

The Nanaimo, B.C. native saw action at tight end over two seasons at Saint Mary’s University, recording seven catches for 69 yards in 11 games for the Huskies. He previously played for the UBC Thunderbirds before a stint in junior football with the CJFL’s Langley Rams. 

Schröter was selected with the 15th overall pick in the second round of the Global Draft after playing two years for the Cologne Crocodiles of the German Football League. The native of Troisdorf, Germany was the Crocodiles’ special teams player of the year and most improved defensive player in 2021 and made the GFL all-star team in 2022 after recording 59 tackles including 11 tackles for loss, five sacks, six pass breakups and one forced fumble in 11 games.