|Height: 5.10||Born: St. Louis, MO|
|Weight: 198||College: Middle Tennessee St.|
|Birthdate: 1982-11-27||Years: 7 CGY / 7 CFL|
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.
Raymond has started 13 games and has 34 tackles, three tackles for a loss of three yards, four knockdowns and four interceptions for 160 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 was on the injury list for Games 3 and 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.