Official: Calgary Stampeders sign DB Demerio Houston to two-year contract

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The Calgary Stampeders have officially signed American defensive back Demerio Houston to a two-year contract. 3DownNation reported last week that the deal includes $275,000 in hard money, making him one of the highest-paid defensive backs in the CFL.

The 27-year-old played 15 games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2023, leading the CFL with seven interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. He racked up 50 defensive tackles and was named a CFL all-star for the first time in his career.

The five-foot-ten, 173-pound defender originally signed with Winnipeg ahead of the cancelled 2020 season and has appeared in 30 games over the last three years, making 84 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, and nine interceptions.

Prior to his time in the CFL, Houston played four seasons with the Southern University Jaguars. He worked out for the Los Angeles Chargers earlier this off-season.

The Stampeders will open the 2024 regular season on Friday, June 7 when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at McMahon Stadium.