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Derek
Dennis
#63 Offensive Lineman
Derek
Dennis
#63 Offensive Lineman
Height 6'2
Weight 337 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1988-11-28 (33)
Born Queens, NY
School Temple
Status AMER

CFL: 6th season

Stamps: 5th season

 

Games played through 2021

Regular season: 72

Playoffs: 7

Grey Cup: 2

Grey Cup wins: 1

 

Acquired

Signed as a free agent on Jan. 12, 2022.

 

Pro path

Dennis originally signed with the Stampeders on Sept. 21, 2015, and his second stint with the club started on Feb. 16, 2018. In between, he signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a free agent on Feb. 15, 2017. In 2020, he signed with the New York Guardians of the XFL and on Jan. 7, 2021, he returned to the CFL and signed with Edmonton as a free agent. Denis was signed as an undrafted free agent by the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins on May 4, 2012, and waived on July 26, 2012. Dennis signed with the New England Patriots on Aug. 2, 2012, and, after being released, joined the Chicago Bears practice roster on Nov. 28, 2012. He signed as a free agent with the Carolina Panthers on Jan. 3, 2014, and was released on Apr. 1, 2015.

 

2021

(Edmonton) Dennis was under contract with the Elks but opted not to report to training camp and sat out the season.

 

2019

(Calgary) Dennis earned West Division all-star honours as he played and started 16 games, seeing action at both left tackle and right tackle. He was part of an offensive line that allowed the second-fewest sacks in the CFL and helped the Stamps offence rank in the top third of the league in a number of categories. Dennis also started the Western Semi-Final.

 

2018

(Calgary) Dennis started at left tackle for all 18 regular-season games as well as the Western Final and Grey Cup. He was part of an offensive line that was tied for the CFL lead in fewest sacks allowed with 27. Dennis was a West Division all-star and the team’s nominee for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman.

 

2017

(Saskatchewan) Dennis started 15 regular-season games including six at left tackle and nine at left guard. He missed three games due to injury. Dennis started the Eastern Semi-Final and Eastern Final at left guard.

 

2016

(Calgary) Dennis earned West Division and CFL all-star honours and was named the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman after playing all 18 regular-season games including 15 starts at left tackle, two at left guard and one at right guard. He was an integral part of a Stamps unit that allowed the fewest sacks in the CFL with 20 and also helped tailback Jerome Messam run for a league-leading 1,198 yards. Dennis also started the Western Final and the Grey Cup.

 

2015

(Calgary) Dennis started five games at left tackle. He played his first CFL game on Oct. 2 against Hamilton. Dennis also started both playoff games at left tackle. When he first joined the Stamps, he spent time on the practice roster.

 

Notable

First game: Oct. 2, 2015, at Hamilton

Honoured: CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2016

Honoured: Stamps’ nominee for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2016 and 2018

West Division all-star: 2016, 2018, 2019

CFL all-star: 2016

 

College

Dennis played 52 games — including 37 starts — over five seasons (2007-11) at Temple. As a senior in 2011, he started 11 games at left guard and was invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game. In 2010, he made seven starts for the Owls including four at left tackle, two at right guard and one at left guard. Dennis played three games in 2010 before injuring his knee and being granted a medical redshirt. He made 10 starts as a freshman in 2007 and six starts in 2008.

 

Personal

Dennis has a degree in broadcast journalism from Temple. He didn’t start playing football until he was a junior at Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, N.Y.

Seasons

Offence

YEAR TEAM GP
2015
CGY 5
2016
CGY 18
2017
SSK 15
2018
CGY 18
2019
CGY 16
2022
CGY 3
Total
75

Game Log

Offence

DATE WEEK OPP
06-09
1 MTL
06-18
2 HAM
06-25
3 EDM
Total