3 Key Points
- Kobe Williams, a key player for the Calgary Stampeders, has his contract extended.
- Throughout the 2023 season, Williams started all 18 games, showcasing his versatility and skill on the field.
- Since joining the Stamps in 2021, Williams has developed into a defensive asset, accumulating impressive career stats.
Calgary Stampeders Retain Kobe Williams
In a move that solidifies their defense, the Calgary Stampeders have recently announced the extension of American defensive back Kobe Williams’s contract. Previously on the verge of free agency set for February 13, Williams, an Arizona State University graduate, will continue to bring his agility and expertise to the team.
Williams’ Impactful Presence in the 2023 Season
The 2023 season saw Williams demonstrating exceptional versatility, contributing significantly to the Stampeders’ defense across all 18 regular-season matches. His deployment varied, with the majority of his starts at boundary half, alongside appearances at field half and field corner. Williams’s season stats are notable, with 45 defensive tackles, four tackles for a loss, one sack, and two forced fumbles, among others, highlighting his value to the squad.
From the NFL to the CFL
Kobe Williams transitioned to the CFL with the Stampeders in 2021 after a stint with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. Even with limited appearances in his initial season, by 2022, Williams had become an integral part of Calgary’s defensive lineup, playing 11 games. Over 30 regular-season games in his career, he has compiled 76 tackles, four special-teams tackles, and other key defensive contributions.
With this extension, Williams is set to continue his ascendancy in the CFL, backed by a track record of consistent performance and a potential for further growth. The Calgary Stampeders’ decision to extend his contract underscores their confidence in his abilities and their commitment to maintaining a formidable defense as they approach future seasons.
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