Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that import receiver Nik Lewis has signed acontract extension with the team. As per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Lewis is off to a great start in his ninth season in the CFL and as a member of the Stamps. Through six games, he leads the league in receptions (43), receiving yards (484) and touchdowns (seven).
“I’m excited to announce today that Nik Lewis is no longer in the option year of his contract,” said Hufnagel. “This deal will give Nik the opportunity to play out his career as a member of the Red and White. There isn’t a lot that needs to be said about the importance of Nik to this football team. He is off to a great start in 2012 and we look forward to even more great football from Nik Lewis.”
Lewis is the only Stampeders receiver to ever post eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, having done so each season from 2004-11. His career high in receiving yards is 1,379, which Lewis accomplished in 2005, and is on pace for 1,452 yards this season.
Lewis is at or near the top of a number of team receiving categories. He is second in all-time receptions with 680, third in touchdowns (59), second in yards (9,716) and has a club-record of 146 consecutive games played with at least one reception.
“I’m happy that we were able to come to an agreement this early in the season and I look forward to playing my entire career with theStampeders,” said Lewis. “I love playing in Calgary and at McMahon Stadium and I appreciate all the support the support I have received throughout my career.”
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