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Calgary Adds All-Star Defensive Back

February 13, 2024 - Canadian Football League (CFL)
Calgary Stampeders News Release

The Calgary Stampeders have signed free-agent American defensive back Demerio Houston to a two-year contract. Houston was a West Division and Canadian Football League all-star in 2023 as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Demerio Houston

Defensive back

College: Southern

Height: 5.10

Weight: 169

Born: Sept. 3, 1996

Birthplace: Shelby, NC


Houston's all-star performance in 2023 included a league-leading seven interceptions. He returned one of the interceptions 45 yards for a touchdown - in Week 11 at Calgary - and also recovered three fumbles for a total of 10 turnovers.

In 15 regular-season games, Houston had 50 tackles and four knockdowns. In the post-season, he had one tackle and one interception in the Western Final and three tackles in the Grey Cup.

Houston joined the Blue Bombers in 2021 and in 30 career regular-season contests he had 84 defensive tackles, three special-teams tackles, nine interceptions, four fumble recoveries and seven knockdowns.

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