Calgary Stampeders announced the signing of six fantastic players at once to their roster

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders announced on Friday that they have signed six players from the 2024 Canadian Football League draft class.

Defensive linemen George Idoko and Jason Janvier-Messier, fullback Paul-Antoine Ouellette, offensive lineman Christy Nkanu, and defensive backs Jackson Sombach and Kaylyn St-Cyr will all report at McMahon Stadium on Wednesday morning to begin rookie camp.
Christy Nkanu (chosen in the first round; ninth overall)

Nkanu transferred to Washington State for the 2023 season after beginning his college career at Southern Utah. He played four games for the Cougars in 2023, and at Southern Utah in 2022, he appeared in 12 games and started eight of them, five at right tackle and one each at left tackle, left guard, and left tackle.

Nkanu began his career with the Thunderbirds as a defensive lineman before transitioning to offensive line for his redshirt freshman season in 2019.

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George Idoko (third round; 28th overall)

Idoko grew up in Calgary and attended St. Francis High School. He played 40 games of university football at Saskatchewan over four seasons (2019, 2021–23). For the Huskies, Idoko recorded 40 tackles, four of which were for loss, and four sacks. He also defended one pass and forced two turnovers.

Idoko was named a Canada West all-star in 2023 after recording 17 tackles and three sacks in nine games.

Jason Janvier-Messier (fourth round; 33rd overall)

Janvier-Messier was named an Ontario University Athletics all-star for York in 2022 after making 20 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, and one forced fumble in six games. He missed the most of the 2023 season due to an elbow injury, however he did manage to pick up two sacks in two games before being injured.

The Beloeil, QC native got an invitation to the CFL Combine presented by New Era after impressing at the CFL’s Invitational Combine event in Waterloo, Ontario.

Paul-Antoine Ouellette (fifth round; 42nd overall)

Ouellette played tight end and did some long snapping for the Université de Montréal. He was limited to four games in 2023 because he missed the first half of the season.

appendicitis. Ouellette was added to the roster for the 2023

East-West Bowl. Jackson Sombach (seventh round; 60th overall)

Sombach played five seasons at the University of Regina and was named a Canada West All-Star in 2022. In 27 career games with the Rams, he has 103 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and 15 passes defense.

Kaylyn Saint-Cyr (seventh round; 69th overall)

St-Cyr was a three-time Quebec Conference all-star at the Université de Montréal. In six games in 2023, he recorded 15 tackles, one interception, four pass breakups, and five passes defensed. St-Cyr recorded 2.5 tackles in the Carabins’ Vanier Cup win over UBC.

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