The Calgary Stampeders signed 2 American players on Wednesday bringing a quarterback and an offensive lineman.
Chris Reynolds, QB, UNC Charlotte
Chris Reynolds is the all-time passing leader for the Charlotte 49ers playing in Conference USA. Reynolds began his career as a walk-on and was team captain for the last 3 seasons.
Reynolds holds several program records and is the leader in career metrics for passing with yards at 10,266, touchdowns at 84, completion percentage at .623, passing efficiency at 146.31, and 300-yard passing games at 8.
Reynolds is also the record holder in single-season passing metrics for the school with yards in a season at 2,684 (2021), passing touchdowns at 26 (2021), pass percentage at .649 (2018), pass efficiency at 153.6 (2019), and 3 games in a season over 300 yards. Reynolds also holds several single-game records. He has led the team on 6 game-winning drives throughout his career.
Reynolds averaged 223 yards a game over 46 games throwing 84 touchdowns and 35 interceptions during his 5 season career at Charlotte. He also had 887 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Reynolds has caught 2 receptions in his career one of which resulted in a touchdown.
On his pro day, Reynolds ran a 4.88 40-yard dash, a vertical of 28.5, and a broad jump of 9’1.
Brandon Weldon, OL, Sacramento State
Brandon Weldon was a first-team all-big Sky conference player in 2022 during which he started all 13 games. He played 11 games at right guard in the regular season and 2 at left guard during the FCS Playoff games. The school set rushing records at 3,163 yards and 36 touchdowns last year.
Weldon was named second-team all-Big Sky in 2021 during which he started all 12 games at right guard. 2020 was canceled due to covid.
During the 2019 season Weldon started all 13 games at right tackle during a season the offense was 10th in FCs sacks allowed per pass attempt. In 2018 Weldon played 10 games helping on the offensive line and special teams.
Weldon ran a 5.02 40-yard dash, 30’ vertical, and 8’08 broad jump on his pro day. He measures 6’2 and 299 pounds.
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