The Calgary Stampedersâ€™ Senior Vice-President of Football Operations/Head Coach, Tom Higgins, announced the free agent signing of Defensive Back Nashville Dyer and Linebacker/Defensive Back Trey Young. As per Club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Dyer enters his first season with the Calgary Stampeders and was previously signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 28, 2003 before being allocated to Amsterdam Admirals in 2004. He recorded 15 tackles, three pass knockdowns and one interception with the Amsterdam Admirals in NFL Europe and the team finished the season with a 5-5 record. Young is also entering his first season with the Calgary Stampeders. He attended the University of Montana from 1998-2002.
Nashville Dyer CB Kent State 5’10", 182lbs. 4.43 40 Time
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 28, 2003
â€¢ Released by the Steelers on August 28, 2003 and re-signed by Pittsburgh on January 16, 2004.
â€¢ Made 31 career starts
â€¢ Tied for 10th in Kent State history with 9 career interceptions
â€¢ Finished second on the team with 63 tackles (50 solo) in senior year
â€¢ led team with 4 interceptions in senior year
â€¢ led team and ranked second in the MAC with 4 interceptions in 2001
â€¢ Totaled 161 tackles (121 solo) in his collegiate career.
â€¢ Named All-Palm Beach County First Team at wide receiver as a senior at Suncoast High School in Florida, Earned third-team all-state and first-team all-conference honors in his final season
â€¢ Majored in Communications Studies at Kent State.
Trey Young DB 6. 0", 200 lbs. University of Montana
“He is so special,” Griz head coach Joe Glenn said of Young. “He is a real leader on our team. He is one of the premier blitzers in the Big Sky Conference. He’s very, very athletic. He can cover man-to-man and in our zone coverages. He just plays smart.”:D