Stamps reward versatile offensive lineman

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:39 PM ET

The Calgary Stampeders have ensured one of their up-and-coming offensive linemen will stay in the stable.

The Stampeders announced Tuesday morning Steve Myddelton has signed a contract extension, a reward for one of the team’s pleasant surprises from last season.

The 24-year-old from Barrie, Ont., started 13 games in the 2010 CFL season, including six at the right guard position and seven as the Stamps’ left guard.

“I’m thrilled to extend with the team,” Myddelton said in a statement. “With the season I was able to have last year, I’m really looking forward to getting back at it and continuing to progress and get better.”

Myddelton was a fourth-round selection in the 2009 CFL Draft. After spending the bulk of his first pro campaign on the practice roster, the 6-foot-3, 294-pounder was a key piece of the club’s front five last year, helping pave the way for the CFL’s most potent rushing attack.

“(Myddelton) has made great progress since we drafted him in 2009, and we look forward to his continued development in the coming years,” said Stamps head coach/GM John Hufnagel.


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