February 11, 2020


The Calgary Stampeders have signed national defensive lineman and University of Calgary alumnus Connor McGough to a two-year contract. McGough accepted the Stamps’ qualifying offer during the CFL’s newly introduced negotiation window.

Connor McGough
Defensive lineman
College: Calgary
Height: 6.01
Weight: 249
Born: Aug. 14, 1995
Birthplace: Medicine Hat, AB

The Medicine Hat product was selected fourth overall by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and he played 51 games for the Ticats over three seasons. McGough has 33 career special-teams tackles, 14 defensive stops including one tackle for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles and one knockdown.

McGough played four years for the Dinos, earning Canada West all-star honours in 2014 and 2016, and was named a second-team all-Canadian in 2014. In 26 career games for the U of C, McGough amassed 67 tackles including 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He started his university career at running back before making the switch to the defensive line. He was part of two Hardy Cup-championship teams with Calgary.

McGough is an alumnus of Medicine Hat’s Crescent Heights High School.