Tough to hold back Deron Mayo when Stampeders LB returns

Calgary Stampeders linebacker Deron Mayo. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

Calgary Stampeders linebacker Deron Mayo. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:26 AM ET

CALGARY - Deron Mayo has no problem showing up for work and letting his on-field play do the talking.

And his game has definitely been chattering for the Calgary Stampeders over the last the 21/2 months.

Since fifth-year linebacker Malik Jackson went down with a broken arm in Week 3,

Mayo has stepped in and started 10 CFL games — and has become a difference-maker in the process.

The second-year Old Dominion University product leads the Stamps with 47 tackles, is tied for fourth on the team with four sacks and has also pounced on a team-leading two fumbles.

But with Jackson’s return on the horizon, Mayo’s role could change.

Or not.

“We’ll see when we get to it,” Stamps defensive co-ordinator Rick Campbell said. “Malik’s a very good football player, and he’s done a lot of good things. There’s times where we put all three linebackers on the field, so that’s definitely something we’ll look into doing.


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