CFL: 1st season
Stamps: 1st season
Signed as a free agent on Nov. 21, 2022.
D’Avanzo first signed with the Stampeders on Feb. 24, 2022, and he was released at the conclusion of training camp on June 4, 2022. He attended rookie camp with the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings in 2017. He played two seasons (2019, 2021) with the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League and earned first-team all-star recognition both years as he accumulated a total of 12.5 sacks and 28 tackles for loss.
(Calgary) D’Avanzo appeared in two pre-season games for the Stampeders and recorded two defensive tackles.
D’Avanzo played 49 games and made 35 starts over four seasons (2013-16) at New Mexico. As a senior for the Lobos, he earned second-team all-Mountain West Conference honours after registering 61 tackles including nine tackles for loss, five sacks and one fumble recovery in 13 games. For his career, D’Avanzo amassed 196 tackles including 27.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, four fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
D’Avanzo starred at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore. He played on both sides of the ball for the Friars and earned all-state honours as a defensive lineman. D’Avanzo was a liberal arts major at New Mexico.