May 7, 2020

Stampeders Add Wilds And Young

The Calgary Stampeders have signed a pair of American players – running back Brandon Wilds and linebacker Perry Young.

Here is more information on the additions:

Brandon Wilds
Running back
College: South Carolina
Height: 6.00
Weight: 220
Born: July 22, 1993
Birthplace: Chapin, SC

In seven career National Football League games with the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars, Wilds accumulated 16 carries for 42 yards and made two catches for 20 yards. He originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and has also spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. Most recently, he was a member of the XFL’s Tampa Bay Vipers.

In college, Wilds played 42 games over five years at South Carolina. Over the course of his career with the Gamecocks, he carried the ball 379 times for 1,844 yards and 13 touchdowns while adding 59 receptions for 540 yards and three scores. He also returned one kickoff for 24 yards.

Perry Young
College: Cincinnati
Height: 5.11
Weight: 220
Born: Nov. 10, 1997
Birthplace: Homewood, AL

Young played 46 games over four seasons at the University of Cincinnati. He was one of the Bearcats’ team captains as a senior and earned first-team all-American Athletic Conference honours in both 2018 and 2019. Young recorded 269 career tackles including 21.5 tackles for loss. He added 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, 11 passes defended and two interceptions including one that he returned for a touchdown during a 2019 game against Houston.