The Calgary Stampeders have signed the following 2020 draft picks:
- Defensive back Michael Asibuo
- Kicker/punter Keiran Burnham
- Linebacker Kurtis Gray
- Receiver Tyson Middlemost
- Defensive lineman Andrew Seinet-Spaulding
- Offensive lineman Jon Zamora
Here is more information on the players:
8th round – 70th overall
5-foot-11, 195 lbs.
As a four-year member (2016-19) of the Stingers, Asibuo had 51 tackles, five interceptions, 11 pass breakups and one forced fumble. In 2019, Asibuo played seven games and made 15 total tackles and three pass breakups.
7th round – 61st overall
St. Francis Xavier
6-foot-2, 174 lbs.
Burnham suited up in 32 games over four seasons (2016-19) at St. Francis Xavier. He was an Atlantic University Sport all-star and second-team all-Canadian at punter in 2019 when he punted 52 times for an average of 42.8 yards. Burnham was also an AUS all-star in 2016 and 2018. For his career, he had 234 punts for 9,002 yards including 51 punts inside the 20. Burnham converted on 29 of 37 career field-goal attempts and was successful on all 27 of his converts for a total of 114 career points.
4th round – 31st overall
6-foot-3, 200 lbs.
Gray played 32 games over four seasons (2016-19) for his hometown Waterloo Warriors. The linebacker recorded 164 career solo tackles including 11.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and 10 pass breakups. In 2019, Gray led U Sports with three forced fumbles and was named a first-team all-Canadian on special teams. He played in the East-West Bowl.
4th round – 34th overall
6-foot-2, 195 lbs.
Middlemost made 83 receptions for 1,032 yards and seven touchdowns in 26 games over four seasons (2016-19) at McMaster. In 2019, he recorded 32 receptions for 528 yards and four majors as the Marauders won the Yates Cup. Middlemost registered a career-high 119 yards – including a 72-yard reception – in a Sept. 21, 2019, victory over Windsor.
6th round – 52nd overall
6-foot, 292 lbs.
The 2019 recipient of the J.P. Metras Trophy as U Sports’ most outstanding lineman, Seinet-Spaulding was a unanimous Quebec conference all-star selection as well as a first-team all-Canadian. He was the conference’s defensive player of the year, leading all players in sacks (seven) and tackles for loss (13.5). He also made 27.5 total tackles and was named McGill’s MVP. Seinet-Spaulding was also a conference all-star in 2017 and 2018 and was named defensive rookie of the year in 2016.
3rd round – 26th overall
St. Francis Xavier
6-foot-3, 319 lbs.
In four seasons (2016-19) with St. Francis Xavier, Zamora appeared in 31 games at either centre or guard. Zamora was a three-time Atlantic University Sport all-star and a member of the X-Men’s conference-championship squads in 2016 and 2019. He was selected to the U Sports East-West Bowl in 2019.