Canadian LB Charlie Moore retires at age 26

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Canadian linebacker Charlie Moore has retired from professional football at the age of 26.

“After a lot of careful consideration, I have decided to retire,” said Moore in a statement. “This decision wasn’t easy, however I feel that it is the best choice for me at this time. I thank Coach Dickenson and Coach (Mark) Kilam and the rest of the staff for taking a chance on me. I also thank everyone from the Stampeders organization for making my time with the team some of the best years of my life.

“I’m immensely grateful for having the opportunity to retire as a Stampeder. I will forever cherish the time I spent as a Stamp and I look forward to what the future holds for my life after football.”

The six-foot-three, 224-pound defender was a third-round pick in the 2021 CFL Draft out of the University of Calgary. He played 45 games over three seasons with the Stampeders, recording one defensive tackle, 32 special teams tackles, and two punt blocks.

“We appreciate all the work and effort Charlie put in during his three years with the Stampeders,” said general manager and head coach Dave Dickenson. “We know he’ll be successful with whatever he chooses to do in the next stage of his life.”

The native of South Delta, B.C. won the Vanier Cup as a member of the Dinos in 2019.

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