January 6, 2022

Begelton Remains With Red And White

The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed American receiver Reggie Begelton. A 2019 CFL all-star who is in his second stint with the Red and White, Begelton had been slated to become a free agent next month.

Reggie Begelton
College: Lamar
Height: 6.00
Weight: 200
Born: Aug. 31, 1993
Birthplace: Beaumont, TX

Begelton rejoined the Stampeders on Nov. 1 and appeared in Calgary’s final two regular-season games, making nine catches for 133 yards and one touchdown while adding one carry for 21 yards and two punt returns for 31 yards. Begelton also started the Western Semi-Final and had five receptions for 105 yards.

“Reggie provided a boost to our team when he returned late in the year and I’m pleased that he will be back again in 2022,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “He has established himself as one of the premier receivers in the CFL and we’re looking forward to a great season from him.”

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift – that’s why it’s called the present!,” said Begelton. “I’m truly blessed to be back in Red and White. Let’s ride all the way to the Cup – Go Stamps Go!”

In 35 career regular-season games for the Stamps, Begelton has 158 receptions for 2,369 yards and 13 touchdowns.

In 2019, Begelton earned the Stamps’ nomination for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award and was named a division and CFL all-star after becoming just the fifth player in franchise history to record at least 100 catches in a season. He finished the regular season second in the league with 102 receptions and third in both receiving yards (1,444) and receiving touchdowns (10).

He then signed with the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers and was in uniform for one game during the 2020 season.

Before turning pro, Begelton played 46 games over four seasons at Lamar University. He graduated as the Cardinals’ all-time leader in catches (227) and yards (2,435) and was second in touchdown receptions with 20. Begelton was first-team all-Southland Conference in 2015 and a second-team selection in both 2013 and 2014.