April 22, 2021

Stampeders Add Global Players

Photo by Mark Shannon

The Calgary Stampeders have signed a pair of global players – kicker Gerard Laws and running back Nico Leonard.

Here is more information on the newcomers:

Gerard Laws
Height: 5.11
Weight: 202
Born: Nov. 16, 1989
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Laws is a product of the Prokick Australia program. In 2015, he played for the California Sharks in the AAA Professional Football League and from 2016-19, he played for the Sydney Uni Lions, a club team in his native Australia. Laws is an alumnus of the University of Wollongong and in addition to playing football he has worked in media including a position as digital and social media manager for a professional cricket team in Sydney.

Nico Leonard
Running back
Height: 5.11
Weight: 210
Born: Aug. 1, 1997
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa

Leonard played professional rugby for five seasons in South Africa after a distinguished amateur career that saw him establish his high school’s record for career tries.

His interest in football and his knowledge of the sport began as a youth when he played the Madden video game.