Stampeders sign former NFL quarterback Ricky Stanzi

Canadian Press

The Calgary Stampeders have added quarterback Ricky Stanzi and a pair of running backs to their rookie-camp roster.

Stanzi, 29, spent time with six different NFL teams after he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011, but didn’t see any game action.

The six-foot-four, 220-pound pivot threw for a 7,377 career yards and 56 touchdowns with 31 interceptions at the University of Iowa.

He led the Hawkeyes to an Orange Bowl victory over Georgia Tech in 2010.

Stanzi was 26-9 as Iowa’s starter and passed for 3,004 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions in his senior year.

The Stampeders gained and shed a quarterback Tuesday when they released Nick Arbuckle.

Calgary has also brought international running backs Jacobi Green and Terry Williams on board.

Green, 24, tried out for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers last year.

The five-foot-nine, 204-pound back racked up a career 28 touchdowns on 2,969 rushing yards, and 704 catching yards for six touchdowns for the University of Richmond Spiders.

Williams, 25, spent time in the New York Jets organization last year and attended the Carolina Panthers mini-camp earlier this month.

The five-foot-nine, 203-pound alumnus of Kutztown University rushed for 817 yards and 13 touchdowns, with five catches for 68 yards and a major for the Golden Bears in 2015.

CFL rookie camps open May 24 with main camps starting four days later.

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7 Comments on Stampeders sign former NFL quarterback Ricky Stanzi

  1. mrnehnehincognito // May 16, 2017 at 9:16 pm //

    Training camp arm. I don’t like his chances.

  2. Huffnag trying to copying another CFL team. Pathetic

  3. Stanzi never through a pass in the NFL so no different than Reilly, Nichols, Ray etc. who all had NFL shots. Durant had a shot with the Ravens. Not the same as chasing mid-thirties QB’s like Vick or Young to lead your team out of the wilderness. If you check Ottawa’s roster they have a closer example to Stanzi. Just another arm for trading camp-no chance @#1, unlike Young.5

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