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Stampeders re-sign defensive back Jamar Wall

Last Updated Dec 6, 2019 at 12:34 pm MDT

Saskatchewan Roughriders' Rob Bagg, left, tries to break away from Calgary Stampers' Jamar Wall during CFL Western Final second half action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov.17, 2013. The Calgary Stampeders have signed all-star defensive back Wall to a contract extension. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have re-signed defensive back Jamar Wall.

The eight-year veteran from Lubbock, Texas, has played 128 career regular-season games for the Stampeders, including 16 starts at strong-side linebacker 2019.

Wall served as one of the team captains this past season and was fourth on the team with 67 defensive tackles and added one special-teams tackle, one sack and three knockdowns.

Wall also started the Western semifinal and recorded four tackles including one tackle for loss as Calgary lost to eventual Grey Cup champion Winnipeg 35-14.

He was scheduled to become a free agent in February.

“Jamar is one of our veteran leaders and has long been an important player and a stabilizing force for our defence,” Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel said in a statement. “I’m very pleased that he will be back in 2020 and look forward to seeing him maintain his high level of play.”

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Wall has made 411 career defensive tackles, six special-teams tackles, five sacks, 18 interceptions, five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and 48 knockdowns. He has four career touchdowns — three on interceptions and one on a fumble return.

The Texas Tech alum joined the Stampeders in 2012 and was part of Calgary’s championship teams in 2014 and 2018. He has played 12 career post-season games for the Stamps.

“I’m happy for the chance to continue my career with the team that brought me to the CFL eight years ago,” Wall said. “With Brandon Smith retired, I’m the oldest guy in the secondary now and I’m looking forward to doing everything I can to help the young guys on and off the field and help us continue to be a winning team.”