August 30, 2018


The Calgary Stampeders have added international defensive lineman Gary Wilkins to the practice roster.

Here is more information on the newcomer:

Gary Wilkins
Defensive lineman
College: Furman
Height: 6.02
Weight: 236
Born: Feb. 9, 1992
Birthplace: Decatur, GA

Wilkins signed with the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and attended training camp with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2017 and 2018.

In college, Wilkins played 48 games over four seasons (2011-14) at Furman, seeing action as both a defensive lineman and a linebacker. He registered 294 tackles including 37.5 tackles for loss and also had 15.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He returned both of his career interceptions for touchdowns including a 98-yarder during his junior season. Wilkins served as a team captain as a senior and won the Paladins’ defensive MVP and leadership awards and was also named first-team all-Southern Conference.

His father Gary Sr. played six seasons in the National Football League as a tight end for the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons.