Dave Stala

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Dave Stala
No. 88
Date of birth (1979-10-25) October 25, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Myslenice, Poland
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) SB
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College Saint Mary's
High school Cathedral High School
CFL draft 2003 / Round: 6 / Pick: 50
Drafted by Montreal Alouettes
Career history
As player
20032008 Montreal Alouettes
20092013 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2014 Montreal Alouettes
2015 Toronto Argonauts
CFL East All-Star 2010
Awards 2010 - Lew Hayman Trophy
Career stats

Dave Stala (born October 25, 1979) is a former professional Canadian football slotback who played in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was originally drafted in the 6th round, 50th overall by the Montreal Alouettes as a placekicker in 2003. He played CIS football for the Saint Mary's Huskies. After injury plagued seasons in 2007 and 2008, he signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2009 and rejuvenated his career in his hometown. Stala is well known for a unique soccer-inspired touchdown celebration which he performed on July 31, 2010. After five seasons with the Tiger-Cats, Stala was released by the club on January 9, 2014.[1] He re-signed with Montreal the next day to a two-year contract, reuniting him with the team that drafted him.[2]

Dave Stala is often referred to by the nicknames "Sticky Stala" or just "Sticky".[3]

Statistics[edit]

Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2003 MTL 13 10 179 17.9 36 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
2004 MTL 9 12 171 14.3 25 0 1 1 5 5.0 5 0
2005 MTL 18 83 1037 12.5 43 5 3 6 72 12.0 30 1
2006 MTL 16 38 445 11.7 65 2 2 3 33 11.0 14 0
2007 MTL 1 2 20 10.0 12 0 Placed on injured reserve
2008 MTL 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 Placed on injured reserve
2009 HAM 18 67 751 11.2 69 2 1 4 54 13.5 28 2
2010 HAM 18 86 1023 11.9 41 6 1 2 22 11.0 11 0
2011 HAM 18 59 771 13.1 58 8 2 5 59 11.8 21 1
2012 HAM 18 42 655 15.6 87 4 Team did not qualify
2013 HAM 14 10 144 14.4 25 0 3 0 0 0.0 0 0
2014 MTL 18 10 126 12.6 27 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
2015 TO 4 11 110 10 15 2
CFL totals 166 429 5,424 12.7 87 29 17 21 245 11.7 30 4

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ticats release receiver Dave Stala
  2. ^ Back where he started: Stala signs with Alouettes
  3. ^ Faibish, Bert (2010-08-11). "Faibish: Stala coming up clutch for Cats". Cfl.ca. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 

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