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Calgary Stampeders Welcome DL Josiah Coatney to the Squad

3 Key Points
– Josiah Coatney, with NFL and XFL experience, signs with the Calgary Stampeders.
– Coatney’s collegiate career at Mississippi showcased significant talent with 174 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
– His versatility was proven in the XFL and NFL, adding depth to the Stampeders’ defensive lineup.

Josiah Coatney’s Journey to the Stampeders

The Calgary Stampeders recently announced the signing of American defensive lineman Josiah Coatney. This move aims to bolster their defense with Coatney’s rich professional and collegiate experience.

Coatney, whose career included periods with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers, also showed his prowess in the XFL. During his time with the Arlington Renegades in 2023, he made an impact with 19 tackles and a half-sack.

A Promising Collegiate Performance

While at Mississippi, Coatney was a standout player over three seasons, participating in 36 games. His college career was impressive, with 174 tackles and 15.5 tackles for loss, showcasing his ability to disrupt the offense effectively.

Before Mississippi, Coatney attended Holmes Community College, where his talent was undeniable. His performance there included 46 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and three sacks, earning him all-star status within the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges.

What Coatney Brings to the Calgary Stampeders

Coatney’s addition to the Calgary Stampeders is seen as a strategic move. His experience in both the NFL and XFL, alongside his collegiate success, makes him a valuable asset for the Stampeders’ defensive line.

The team looks forward to integrating Coatney’s skills into their defensive strategy. His ability to perform at a high level against diverse competition suggests he will be a key player for the Stampeders in the upcoming season.

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