February 13, 2024

Calgary Adds All-star Db

The Calgary Stampeders have signed free-agent American defensive back Demerio Houston to a two-year contract. Houston was a West Division and Canadian Football League all-star in 2023 as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Demerio Houston
Defensive back
College: Southern
Height: 5.10
Weight: 169
Born: Sept. 3, 1996
Birthplace: Shelby, NC

Houston’s all-star performance in 2023 included a league-leading seven interceptions. He returned one of the interceptions 45 yards for a touchdown – in Week 11 at Calgary – and also recovered three fumbles for a total of 10 turnovers.

In 15 regular-season games, Houston had 50 tackles and four knockdowns. In the post-season, he had one tackle and one interception in the Western Final and three tackles in the Grey Cup.

Houston joined the Blue Bombers in 2021 and in 30 career regular-season contests he had 84 defensive tackles, three special-teams tackles, nine interceptions, four fumble recoveries and seven knockdowns.