2008 Calgary Stampeders season

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2008 Calgary Stampeders season
Head coach John Hufnagel
Home field McMahon Stadium
Results
Record 13–5–0
Division place 1st, West
Playoff finish Won Grey Cup
Uniform
CFL CAL Jersey 2008.png
Timeline
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The 2008 Calgary Stampeders season was the 51st season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 70th overall. The Stampeders finished in 1st place in the West division, won the West Final and played in the 96th Grey Cup in Montreal. The Stampeders defeated the hometown Montreal Alouettes to win their 6th Grey Cup championship.

Offseason[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • April 24, 2008 – Montreal native Kevin Challenger signed with the Calgary Stampeders on Friday April 25. The former Boston College star was eligible for the NFL Draft but Challenger was ranked number 108 among NCAA receivers. Challenger spent five years at Boston College and was a starter the 2006 and 2007 seasons.[1]
  • May 27, 2008 – Calgary Stampeders head coach/GM John Hufnagel traded Duncan Mahony to the Edmonton Eskimos. Calgary received a conditional draft pick for the 31-year-old O'Mahony.[2]

CFL Draft[edit]

In the 2008 CFL Draft, 48 players were chosen from among 752 eligible players from Canadian Universities across the country, as well as Canadian players playing in the NCAA.[3] The first two rounds were broadcast on TSN.ca with host Rod Black.

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 2 Dimitri Tsoumpas OL Weber State
1 3 Jesse Newman OL Louisiana-Lafayette
2 16 Fernand Kashama DE Western Michigan
3 27 Ronald Hilaire DL Buffalo
5 35 Jon Gott OL Boise State
6 43 Jonathan Lapointe FB Montreal

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
A June 13 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 39–14 Win 27,580 1–0
B June 19 at BC Lions 39–35 Loss 26,242 1–1

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

West Division
Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Y-Calgary Stampeders 18 13 5 0 595 420 26 Details
X-Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 12 6 0 500 471 24 Details
X-BC Lions 18 11 7 0 559 479 22 Details
X-Edmonton Eskimos 18 10 8 0 512 536 20 Details

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Score Result Attendance Record
1 June 26 vs. BC Lions 28–18 Win 30,159 1–0
2 July 3 at Edmonton Eskimos 34–31 Loss 32,706 1–1
3 July 10 at Montreal Alouettes 23–19 Win 20,202 2–1
4 July 17 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats 43–16 Win 31,116 3–1
5 July 24 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 32–28 Loss 26,882 3–2
6 August 2 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 22–21 Loss 35,650 3–3
7 August 7 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 30–25 Win 28,800 4–3
8 Bye 4–3
9 August 22 at BC Lions 36–29 Win 34,221 5–3
10 September 1 vs. Edmonton Eskimos 37–16 Loss 35,650 5–4
11 September 5 at Edmonton Eskimos 38–33 Win 46,014 6–4
12 September 12 vs. Montreal Alouettes 41–30 Win 30,960 7–4
13 September 20 vs. Toronto Argonauts 34–4 Win 33,135 8–4
14 September 27 at Toronto Argonauts 44–16 Win 29,672 9–4
15 October 3 at Saskatchewan Roughriders 37–34 Loss 30,945 9–5
16 October 13 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders 42–5 Win 35,650 10–5
17 October 18 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37–16 Win 30,110 11–5
18 October 24 at Hamilton Tiger Cats 28–17 Win 20,614 12–5
19 November 1 vs. BC Lions 41–30 Win 30,275 13–5

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Roster[edit]

Calgary Stampeders roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Slotbacks

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured

Practice Roster


Italics indicate Import player
Roster updated 2008-10-24
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active, 11 Inactive, 7 PS

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Player stats[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Att Comp  % Yards TD INT Rating
Henry Burris 591 381 64.5 5093 39 14 103.8
Dave Dickenson 9 5 55.6 79 0 0 85.0
Will Proctor 1 1 100.0 49 0 0 158.3
Barrick Nealy 12 5 41.7 32 0 0 47.9
Jermaine Copeland 1 1 100.0 16 0 0 152.1

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Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yards Avg TD Fumbles
Joffrey Reynolds 227 1310 5.8 10 4
Henry Burris 87 595 6.8 3 9
Jon Cornish 30 254 8.5 1 0
Demetris Summers 19 121 6.4 1 1
Barrick Nealy 9 112 12.4 3 1

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Receiving[edit]

Player No. Yards Avg Long TD
Ken-Yon Rambo 100 1473 14.7 81 8
Nikolas Lewis 87 1109 12.7 85 10
Jermaine Copeland 52 763 14.7 60 7

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Awards and records[edit]

  • Henry Burris, Led West Division, Passing Touchdowns (39)
  • Henry Burris, Led West Division, Passer Rating (103.8)[5]
  • Joffrey Reynolds, CFL Rushing Champion, 1310 Yards[6]
  • Joffrey Reynolds, Led CFL, Rushing Attempts (227)
  • John Hufnagel, Annis Stukus Trophy winner as the CFL's coach of the year.[8]

All-Star Selections[edit]

  • Brandon Browner, Western Division All-Star, Defence
  • Henry Burris, Western Division All-Star, Offence
  • Sandro DeAngelis, Western Division All-Star, Special Teams
  • Rob Lazeo, Western Division All-Star, Offence
  • Ken-Yon Rambo, Western Division All-Star, Offence
  • Joffrey Reynolds, Western Division All-Star, Offence

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Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Time Opponent Score Result Attendance
West Final November 15 2:30 PM MST vs. BC Lions 22-18 Win 35,650
Grey Cup November 23 4:00 PM MST Montreal Alouettes 22-14 Win 66,308

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West Final[edit]

Date and time: Saturday, November 15, 2:30 PM Mountain Standard Time
Venue: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
BC Lions 6 6 3 3 18
Calgary Stampeders 0 9 6 7 22

Grey Cup[edit]

Date and time: Sunday, November 23, 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Calgary Stampeders 0 10 6 6 22
Montreal Alouettes 3 10 1 0 14

References[edit]