September 19, 2021

Stamps Add Pair To Roster

The Calgary Stampeders have signed American receiver Shawn Bane and American defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle.

Both Bane and Sprinkle will be placed on the suspended list while they complete their mandatory quarantine period.

In another roster move, American receiver George Campbell has been released from the practice roster.

Shawn Bane
College: Northwest Missouri State
Height: 5.11
Weight: 170
Born: June 9, 1995
Birthplace: Sarasota, FL

Bane was originally signed by the Stampeders in 2020 and he attended training camp in 2021. He attended training camp with the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons in 2019.

In college, Bane played four seasons at Northwest Missouri State and earned all-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association second-team honours in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He finished his Bearcats career with 212 receptions for 3,363 yards and 31 touchdowns in addition to 18 rushes for 51 yards and one score.

He was also used in the return game, totaling 74 punt returns for 878 yards and two touchdowns along with 57 kickoff returns for 1,254 yards. Bane was named the MIAA freshman of the year in 2015. He finished his career ranked third in school history in punt-return average, fourth in receiving yards, fifth in receiving touchdowns and sixth in receptions.

Tracy Sprinkle
Defensive lineman
College: Ohio State
Height: 6.03
Weight: 285
Born: Apr. 18, 1995
Birthplace: Elyria, OH

Sprinkle attended NFL training camps with Carolina, Cleveland and Houston and has played professionally with the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football and the XFL’s DC Defenders.

Sprinkle played 29 games over parts of five seasons at Ohio State University. He made 20 tackles including three tackles for loss and added one pass breakup. Sprinkle was elected a team captain as a senior as the Buckeyes would go on to win the Big Ten championship.