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Two Stampeders Among the HOF Class of 2024

Former Stampeders Marvin Coleman and Vince Goldsmith will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

Last week it was announced Marvin Coleman and Vince Goldsmith, two major contributors to the Calgary Stampeders will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Marvin Coleman spent his career as a defensive back who returned kicks as well. He made his first CFL kick return in his rookie season playing for the Stamps in 1994. In that same season he returned a punt and kickoff for a touchdown while playing spending minimal time in his defensive role. In his seven seasons played for Calgary Coleman had 413 tackles and 20 interceptions and in 1998 was a part of the Grey Cup Champion Stamps.

Upon retiring Coleman retains the franchise record for punt-return yards at 4,696 yards as well as kick off return yards, 5,331. He also has the franchise record for combined kick and punt return touchdowns with 5. While in Calgary he was selected to the all-star game 5 times as a cornerback and 3 times as a special teams player. Coleman had a brief stint with the XFL’s San Fransisco Demons before returning to the CFL, finishing his career in Winnipeg. At the end of his career Coleman had 538 tackles and 28 interceptions. He has the 4th most punt return yards of all time with 5,211 and an impressive 11,545 kick return yards with 7 kicks returned for touchdowns.

Vince Goldsmith spent only 3 seasons with the Stamps but was a dominant defensive lineman in that time. During his rookie campaign Goldsmith brought the quarterback down 17 times and earned the Most Outstanding Rookie. In just three years in Calgary Goldsmith had 33 sacks and is 8th all-time in CFL history with 130.5 sacks in his career. Goldsmith also played for Toronto and Saskatchewan, winning a Grey Cup with the Riders in 1989.

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Matthew Harrison
Since my I attended my first Blue Bomber game at Canad Inns Stadium in the very early 2000s, I have been a passionate follower of the CFL. Watching from home week in and week out or spending an evening losing my voice at a game, I have always loved this league. This year I'll be covering the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts, two promising teams, each with a chip on their shoulder coming into 2024. Follow me here to stay up to date with what you need to know going into gameday.
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