Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Shomari Williams Signs With Stampeders

Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that free-agent national player Shomari Williams has signed a contract with the club. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Williams, a veteran of five seasons with Saskatchewan (2010-12 and 2014) and Hamilton (2013), has played both defensive end and linebacker during his CFL career in addition to being a special-teams standout.

The Toronto native played all 18 regular-season contests for Saskatchewan in 2014 and established a personal best with 17 special-teams tackles, which was the second-highest total on the team.

“Shomari has been a very good special-teams player during his career and his versatility on defence will also be a valuable asset for us,” said Hufnagel.

Williams was selected first overall by the Roughriders in the 2010 draft and played three seasons before signing with the Tiger-Cats in 2013. He was traded back to Saskatchewan in 2014. In 78 career games, he had 89 tackles, including three tackles for loss, 50 special-teams tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and one pass knockdown.

“I’m happy to be joining a winning organization and look forward to trying to help the Stampeders to win another Grey Cup,” said Williams.


Anonymous said...

Sharmari now in great hands, (Mr Hufnagle) great organization, (Grey Cup champions Calgary Stampeders). It's now put out or get out on his career.

Anonymous said...

Is Calgary that desperate for Canadian "talent"?

Anonymous said...

At least the Riders aren't paying this goof anymore.

What a bust he was!

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