May 24th, 2024

Stampeders sign first draft pick Labrosse after his NFL camp

By The Canadian Press on May 13, 2024.

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders have signed the team’s first overall pick in this year’s CFL draft.

The Stampeders chose defensive back Ben Labrosse of Greenfield Park, Que., fourth overall.

The six-foot, 189-pound product of McGill attended the New York Giants mini rookie camp that concluded Sunday.

Labrosse, 24, was a U Sports and RSEQ conference all-star in 2022 when he had 35 tackles, three interceptions and a pass breakup in eight games for the Redbirds.

He also played 10 games over two years for Syracuse before enrolling at McGill. Labrosse recorded 14 tackles, including one for a loss.

The Stampeders also announced Monday the team had released American linebacker Tre Walker.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2024.

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