Derek Wiggan

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Derek Wiggan
No. 97     Calgary Stampeders
2022, 97, Derek Wiggan.jpg
Wiggan with the Stampeders in 2022
Born: (1992-07-27) July 27, 1992 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Defensive lineman
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight250 lb (110 kg)
High schoolSt. Michael's College School
CFL Draft2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 34
Drafted byCalgary Stampeders
Career history
As player
2014*Calgary Stampeders
2015–presentCalgary Stampeders
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Derek Wiggan (born July 27, 1992) is a professional Canadian football defensive lineman for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Early career[edit]

From 2006 to 2009, Wiggan played high school football for St. Michael's College School. In 2008, he was a part of the championship team that won the Metro Bowl.[1] He also participated in shot put events with the track and field team from 2008 to 2010.[2]

Wiggan played college football for the Queen's Golden Gaels from 2010 to 2014 as a defensive end. In 2013, he made 28 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and forced two fumbles to become a first-team OUA all-star.[3] He recorded 36 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and recovered four fumbles the next year. Wiggan was named a second-team OUA all-star in 2014.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Wiggan was selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the fourth round of the 2014 CFL Draft with the 34th overall pick after being ranked as high as 14th by the CFL Scouting Bureau in January of that year.[5] He was signed on May 27, 2014. After attending training camp with the Stampeders, Wiggan returned to Queen's University for his final year before re-signing with the team on February 18. 2015.[3] He transitioned from a defensive end into the role of defensive tackle for his first season.[4] He made his CFL debut in the first week game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[3] In his first three seasons in Calgary, Wiggan played in 46 games accumulating 44 defensive tackles, seven sacks, four special teams tackles and one forced fumble. Following the 2017 season Wiggan and the Stamps agreed to a two-year contract extension.[6]


  1. ^ "Derek Wiggan '10 Drafted by Calgary Stampeders". St. Michael's College School. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Derek Wiggan". Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Derek Wiggan". Calgary Stampeders. Archived from the original on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b Mitchell, Scott (17 June 2015). "Youngster Derek Wiggan looks to lock down spot on Calgary Stampeders defensive line". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  5. ^ Hall, Vicki (12 May 2014). "Stamps net first overall pick in trade, make hay with other selections". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Stamps, Wiggan agree to two-year deal -". 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2017-12-13.

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