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Calgary Stampeders Boost Secondary by Signing DB Carlins Platel

3 Key Points

  • Calgary Stampeders onboard American DB Carlins Platel.
  • Platel brings NFL and USFL experience to the CFL.
  • Impressive college and Division II career highlights his defensive capabilities.

Calgary Stampeders Expand Defensive Backfield

The Calgary Stampeders have bolstered their defensive line-up with the signing of American defensive back Carlins Platel, as announced by the team. This strategic acquisition aims to strengthen their secondary for the upcoming season.

From the NFL to the CFL

Before joining the Stampeders, Platel showcased his talents at the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers training camp in 2022. His career trajectory took a new path in 2023 when he signed with the USFL’s Philadelphia Stars, bringing a blend of experience from different football environments to Calgary.

College Excellence to Professional Aspirations

Platel’s football journey is marked by noteworthy performances at two notable educational institutions. Playing his final college season at South Carolina, he participated in 12 games, making significant contributions with 21 tackles, 2.5 of which were for loss, alongside a sack, two forced fumbles, and two passes defended. He initiated his college career at Assumption College, where his performance earned him a spot on the first-team Northeast-10 Conference all-star in 2019, and inclusion in the all-rookie team in 2017. At Assumption, Platel’s defensive skills shone brightly across 33 games, accumulating 96 tackles, seven interceptions, and 37 passes defended.

Carlins Platel’s journey through college football, coupled with his brief stints in the NFL and USFL, has equipped him with a rich skill set and diverse experiences. The Calgary Stampeders’ decision to sign him underlines their commitment to reinforcing their defense and making a strong push in the upcoming season. With Platel’s joining, the Stampeders not only bring in a player with substantial defensive abilities but also a professional seasoned by varied football cultures.

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