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Keon Raymond

Keon Raymond

#25 DB
Height: 5.10Born: St. Louis, MO
Weight: 198College: Middle Tennessee St.
Birthdate: 1982-11-27Years: 8 CGY / 8 CFL
Status: International

Pro path

Calgary signed Raymond as a free agent on July 28, 2008. Out of college, he was an undrafted free agent signed by the Tennessee Titans on May 3, 2006, and he attended their training camp. He was then signed by the Nashville Kats of the Arena League. He went to the New Orleans VooDoo in a dispersal draft when the Kats folded after the 2007 season. 


(Calgary) Raymond started all 18 games and had 41 tackles including two tackles for a loss of six yards, three special-teams tackles, a team-leading four interceptions for 160 yards and a touchdown, two quarterback sacks, a fumble recovery and four knockdowns. He also returned two punts for 17 yards. In the season-opener he picked off Hamilton's Zach Collaros and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown, tying William Hampton for the Stampeder record for career pick-sixes. On Aug. 29 in Winnipeg, Raymond set a new franchise record with 744 career yards on interception returns, passing Larry Robinson’s mark of 717. And on Sept. 18 he moved into the Stamps Top 10 in all-time interceptions when he registered two interceptions against BC, bringing his career total to 24. Raymond also started the Western Semi-Final and one tackle and an interception he returned 38 yards for a touchdown. 


(Calgary) Raymond started 16 games and had 46 tackles, a special-teams tackle, four tackles for a loss of four yards, four knockdowns, a forced fumble, a blocked kick and five interceptions for 203 yards, including one returned for a 63-yard touchdown against BC. On Oct. 3 he moved into fourth place in Stamps history with 553 career interception-return yards. He also returned for kickoffs for 117 yards. Raymond was named the CFL's defensive player of the week after recording seven tackles, including one tackle for loss, a forced fumble and an 43-yard interception in the final regular season game. He was on the injury list for Games 3 and 4. Raymond started the Western Final and had three tackles, three special-teams tackles and a fumble recovery. He also started in the Grey Cup registering four tackles and a special-teams tackle. 


(Calgary) In 15 starts, Raymond totalled 51 tackles including one for a loss, four sacks, eight knockdowns and a special-teams tackle. He has also returned two kickoffs for 79 yards (39.5 avg, 61 longest). Raymond also started the Western Final and recorded one tackle and one forced fumble.


(Calgary) Raymond played in 16 regular-season games and earned CFL West Division and CFLPA all-star recognition. He led the Stampeders and was tied for second in the league with five interceptions including one pick that he returned 100 yards for a touchdown on Oct. 20 against Hamilton. That interception helped him earn the CFL’s defensive player of the week award as he had eight tackles and two sacks against the Ticats in addition to the pick-six. Raymond led Calgary with seven pass knockdowns for the season and recorded 44 tackles, including two tackles for loss, and two sacks. He played in all three of Calgary’s playoff games and had a total of 12 tackles and two sacks. Raymond had an interception in the West semifinal against Saskatchewan and a sack in the West final against BC. As has been the case throughout his career, Raymond’s versatility was key for the Stamps as he was moved from cornerback to strong-side linebacker for the final month of the season when injuries depleted the defence. Following the season, teammates voted him the winner of the Presidents’ Ring award for a second consecutive season. The award goes to the Stampeders player who best demonstrates excellence on and off the field.


(Calgary) In his fourth season with the Red and White, Raymond had a memorable year that was capped by being named a West Division all-star. He was also voted by teammates as the winner of the Presidents’ Ring, which goes to the Calgary player who best combines excellence on the field with leadership, inspiration and motivational skills. Raymond played in all 18 regular-season games as well as the West seminfinal. Raymond started the first 16 games at halfback and stepped in to start the final two regular-season games at linebacker. He recorded 47 tackles, one special-teams tackle, seven pass knockdowns and a career-high five interceptions for a league-leading 237 return yards. Raymond returned two of those interceptions for touchdowns including a 117-yard interception return for a major on Aug. 12 at Saskatchewan, a play that set a new team record. He added a fumble recovery. He recorded interceptions in back-to-back games twice — on July 8 against BC and July 14 against Winnipeg and then on Aug. 12 at Saskatchewan and, after the bye week, on Aug. 27 against Montreal. He recorded a season-high five tackles in an Aug. 6 contest against Hamilton.


(Calgary) Raymond started at outside linebacker in each of Calgary’s 18 regular-season games and the Western Final last season. He recorded 49 tackles, including two for loss, and had a career-best four interceptions, tied for second on the club. The linebacker posted picks in back-to-back games for the first time in his career with an interception on Aug. 27 at BC followed by his first career two-interception game on Sept. 6 against Edmonton. He also forced one fumble and recovered two others — including one he returned 47 yards for a touchdown on Oct. 22 against BC. Raymond notched a season-high seven tackles on two occasions in 2010, first on Aug. 7 at BC and then again on Nov. 5 at Winnipeg. He also added nine pass knockdowns, one quarterback sack and six special-teams tackles on the season. Raymond was named the CFL defensive player of the week for Week 19 after recording seven tackles, one sack, one interception, one fumble recovery for 47 yards and a touchdown.

Career highlights

  • Named a CFL West Division all-star in 2011 and 2012
  • Selected a CFLPA all-star in 2012
  • Voted by teammates as the winner of the Presidents’ Ring award in 2011 and 2012
  • Recorded a career-high five interceptions in 2011
  • Set a new Stampeders record for longest interception return with a 117-yard return for a touchdown on Aug. 12, 2011, at Saskatchewan
  • Intercepted a Henry Burris pass and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown against Hamilton on Oct. 20, 2012
  • Moved into a second place tie on the Stamps all-time list for career interceptions returned for a touchdown with four on Aug. 1, 2014
  • One of only 10 players with three career interception-return touchdowns as a member of the Stamps
  • Named CFL's defensive player of the week for Week 19 of the 2010 season and Week 17 of the 2012 campaign
  • Voted for CFL’s defensive player of the week after recording four tackles, one sack and one interception against Saskatchewan in the 2012 West semifinal
  • Recorded a career-best nine tackles against Hamilton on Oct. 3, 2009
  • Was a member of the Stampeders’ 2008 Grey Cup championship team
  • Made his CFL debut on Sept. 20, 2008 against Toronto
  • Recorded first career interception on Sept. 25, 2009, against BC
  • Recorded first career sack on Oct. 3, 2009, against Hamilton
  • Recovered a fumble and returned it 47 yards for second career fumble-recovery touchdown on Oct. 22, 2010, against the BC Lions
  • Recorded first CFL tackle on Sept. 27, 2008 at Toronto
  •  Tied William Hampton for the Stampeder record for career pick-sixes with a 98-yard interception TD return on June 26, 2015 against Hamilton 
  • Set a new franchise record for interception return yards with 744, passing Larry Robinson’s mark of 717, on Aug. 29, 2015


Raymond played for the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders for two seasons. He recorded 50 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass breakups in 2005. He transferred from Highland (Kansas) Community College before attending MTSU.                                                                                


Raymond is an active representative of the Stampeders in the community and was particularly involved in the Every Yard Counts and Timbits programs. He led Mehlville high school of St. Louis to a Missouri state championship as a junior.




  Tackles Interceptions Fumble Recoveries
Team TKL STT Sacks Ints YDS LG TD Fumb YDS LG TD
RAYMOND, K 2008 CGY 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
RAYMOND, K 2009 CGY 53 5 1 1 0 6 0 1 4 4 0
RAYMOND, K 2010 CGY 49 6 1 4 0 17 0 2 55 47 1
RAYMOND, K 2011 CGY 47 1 0 5 0 117 2 1 42 42 0
RAYMOND, K 2012 CGY 44 0 2 5 0 100 1 0 0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2013 CGY 51 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2014 CGY 46 1 5 203 63 1 1 0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2015 CGY 41 3 2 4 160 98 1 1 0 0 0
Career Total 337 18 10 24 363 117 5 7 101 47 2

Kick Returns

Team No. Yards Avg Long TD
RAYMOND, K 2008 CGY 0 0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2009 CGY 0 0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2010 CGY 0 0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2011 CGY 4 95 23.8 31 0
RAYMOND, K 2012 CGY 5 108 21.6 51 0
RAYMOND, K 2013 CGY 2 79 39.5 61 0
RAYMOND, K 2014 CGY 4 117 29.3 33 0
Career Total 15 399 26.6 61 0

Punt Returns

Team No. Yards Avg Long TD
RAYMOND, K 2008 CGY 0 0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2009 CGY 0 0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2010 CGY 0 0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2011 CGY 2 28 14.0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2012 CGY 3 28 9.3 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2013 CGY 1 0 0.0 0 0
RAYMOND, K 2015 CGY 2 17 8.5 12 0
Career Total 8 73 9.1 12 0
  1 2 3 4 OT T
Edmonton 8 13 10 14 45
Calgary 6 6 3 16 31
2:30 pm Sunday, November 22, 2015
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