The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed veteran international defensive back Brandon Smith.
The native of Oakland, Calif., joined the Stampeders in 2008 and has played 142 regular-season and 16 post-season games since, starting all but one of those games.
“Brandon has long been a dependable member of our defence and he continues to play at a high level,” Calgary president and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement. “I’m pleased that he has decided to return for an 11th year with the Stampeders.”
Smith has 529 career tackles with the Stamps as well as 10 special-teams tackles, 12 interceptions, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 37 knockdowns. He has scored two career touchdowns, one on an interception return and one on a fumble recovery.
“I’ve enjoyed the past 10 years in Calgary and I couldn’t imagine playing anywhere else,” Smith said. “It’s a great city, we have amazing fans and the Stampeders are a great organization. I’m looking forward to 2018 and taking another shot at the Grey Cup.”