Fred Stamps Pre-Game Autograph Session and Meet and Greet Friday
(Edmonton) - Before the Edmonton Eskimos take on the Montreal Alouettes this Friday, the Green and Gold will host a free autograph session and meet-and-greet with Eskimos receiving legend Fred Stamps in the QB Club at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium (east side of the Stadium). Gates open at 6 p.m.
Stamps will be honoured at halftime with a special retirement acknowledgement at centre field. Tom Cochrane with Red Rider will take the stage for a special halftime concert following.
In April, Stamps signed a one-day contract officially retire an Eskimo. He originally signed with Edmonton as a free agent in December 2006. In eight seasons (2007-14) with the Green and Gold, he recorded 7,932 yards on 496 catches with 49 touchdowns in 117 games. He twice recorded 200-yard games (July 17, 2010 and Oct. 5, 2012). Stamps led the league in receiving yards in 2009 and 2013.
The native of New Orleans sits third all-time in Eskimos career receptions, second in career receiving yards, tied for second in most receptions in a game (14), and tied for third in most consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons with five (2009-13).
Twice named the Eskimos Most Outstanding Player (2009, 2010), Stamps earned CFL West All-Star honours five consecutive seasons (2009-13).
He was traded to the Montreal Alouettes in 2015 where he appeared in 16 games, recording 40 receptions for 479 yards and five touchdowns.
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