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Derek
Wiggan
#97 Defensive Lineman
Derek
Wiggan
#97 Defensive Lineman
Height 6'1
Weight 306 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-07-27 (29)
Born Toronto, ON
School Queen's
Status NAT
Defensive Tackles 32
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 0
Sacks 2

CFL: 7th season

Stamps: 7th season

 

Games played through 2021

Regular season: 92

Playoffs: 6

Grey Cup: 3

Grey Cup wins: 1

Acquired

Selected in the fourth round (34th overall) of the 2014 CFL draft and signed on Feb. 18, 2015.

 

Pro path

Wiggan originally signed with the Stampeders on May 27, 2014, and returned to university after training camp.

 

2021

(Calgary) Wiggan played all 14 regular-season games and made 13 starts at defensive tackle. He was Calgary’s nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian after recording 32 tackles including three tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble. Wiggan recorded his 100th career defensive tackle in a Week 3 contest against Montreal. He also played in the Western Semi-Final and made two defensive tackles.

 

2020

(Calgary) Wiggan was under contract with the Stampeders but the season was cancelled because of the global pandemic.

 

2019

(Calgary) Wiggan started all 18 games at defensive tackle for the Stamps and set career highs with 35 tackles and four sacks. He recorded one tackle for loss and also had two special-teams stops and one knockdown. Wiggan had a two-sack game in Week 15 at Toronto and had a season-high four defensive tackles in Week 21 at BC. He started at defensive tackle in the Western Semi-Final against Winnipeg and recorded one tackle.

 

2018

(Calgary) Wiggan played 14 regular-season games, starting each contest at defensive tackle. He recorded 10 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one interception. Wiggan recorded his first career interception in Week 21 at BC. He started both post-season games and had one tackle in the Western Final.

 

2017

(Calgary) Wiggan played 17 games and made 11 starts. He had 20 tackles including two tackles for loss, one special-teams tackle, two sacks and five QB pressures. Wiggan played offensive line at the end of the game in Week 2 due to injuries. He was on the one-game injury list for Game 17. He started both post-season games and had one tackle in the Western Final and one tackle and one quarterback pressure in the Grey Cup.

 

2016

(Calgary) Wiggan played 13 games (two starts) and had 12 tackles including one tackle for loss and also had two sacks. He played in the Grey Cup, recording one tackle and a knockdown. He was on the one-game injury list for Game 4 and the reserve list for Games 6 – 10.

 

2015

(Calgary) Wiggan played 16 games (one start) and had 13 tackles including a tackle for a loss, three sacks, a forced fumble and three special-teams tackles. He also had one kickoff return for eight yards. He was placed on the practice roster for Games 2 and 3. Wiggan played in both playoff games and had one knockdown.

 

2014

(Calgary) Wiggan attended training camp with the Stampeders before returning to university.

 

Notable

First game: June 26, 2015, vs Hamilton

First tackle: July 18, 2015, vs Winnipeg

First sack: Aug. 22, 2015, at Saskatchewan

First interception: Nov. 3, 2018, at BC

Honoured: Stamps’ nominee in 2019 for the Jake Gaudaur award which goes to the Canadian player who best demonstrates strength, perseverance, courage, comradeship and contribution to Canadian communities

Honoured: Stamps’ nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian in 2021

 

College

Wiggan made 36 total tackles and led the Gaels with 5.5 sacks in 2014 during his final season at Queen’s. He led Ontario University Athletics with four fumble recoveries and also had 12 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Wiggan was named a second-team OUA all-star. In 2013, he recorded 28 total tackles along with three pass breakups, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles and was named a first-team conference all-star for a second consecutive season. He was chosen to play in the 2013 East-West Bowl. In 2012, Wiggan led the Gaels with six sacks and also recorded 30.5 tackles including 6.5 tackles for loss.

 

Personal

Wiggan attended high school at St. Michael’s College in Toronto and was part of the school’s city championship team in 2008. He was a history major at Queen’s.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2015
CGY 16 12 3 3 0 0 1
2016
CGY 13 12 0 2 0 0 0
2017
CGY 17 20 1 2 0 0 0
2018
CGY 14 10 0 1 1 0 1
2019
CGY 18 35 2 4 0 0 0
2021
CGY 14 32 0 2 0 0 1
Total
92 121 6 14 1 0 3

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
08-07
1 TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0
08-12
2 BC 3 0 1 0 0 0
08-20
3 MTL 5 0 0 0 0 0
08-29
4 WPG 4 0 0 0 0 0
09-06
5 EDM 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-11
6 EDM 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-17
7 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0
10-02
9 SSK 2 0 0 0 0 0
10-09
10 SSK 2 0 0 0 0 0
10-16
11 BC 2 0 0 0 0 0
10-23
12 SSK 3 0 0 0 0 0
10-29
13 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-12
15 BC 1 0 1 0 0 1
11-20
16 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 0
11-28
17 SSK 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total
34 0 2 0 0 1