Realty One

Monday, May 7, 2018


Calgary Stampeders quarterback Andrew Buckley has announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League.

"I need to thank the Calgary Stampeders organization for an amazing two years," said Buckley. "It has been the thrill of a lifetime wearing the red and white and I consider myself immensely lucky to have been a Stampeder.

"I've been accepted into medical school at the University of Calgary and it was an opportunity I couldn't pass on. Studying medicine has been my goal since I was young and this is the right time in my life to pursue it."

A Calgary native, Buckley spent two seasons with the Stampeders, serving primarily as the team's short-yardage quarterback as well as the holder on field goals and extra points. He had 57 career carries for 157 yards and 11 touchdowns including eight touchdowns in 2016, a total that matched the CFL single-season record for rushing majors by a Canadian quarterback.

Buckley also completed 33 of 44 passes as a Stamp for 326 yards and one touchdown.

A two-time winner of the Hec Crighton Trophy as the top player in Canadian university football, Buckley was a seventh-round selection of the Stamps out of the University of Calgary in 2015.

"We're sorry to lose Andrew but we certainly wish him the best in his studies and his future career," said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. "We enjoyed Andrew's time with the Red and White and thank him for everything he did for the organization."



Anonymous said...

Has anyone else besides me noticed the Stamp players bolting from that team.......retiring, quitting, even drug related charges and not being able to get to Canada......that sort of thing. Looks like players are seeing the Stamps true colors and staying clear of that team. Like I have said for a couple of years since Dickey became the HC, that team is on a downward slide. Heeeheee it looks good on them. Now they have no back up QB and this will be the demise of them once BLM goes down, and he will.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to him, too back the league will be down a Canadian qb.

Anonymous said...

An opening for Mr. Picton perhaps?

Anonymous said...

I sure hope the Stamps sign Picton,

Brian Shepherd said...

Stanzi looked great last year

Anonymous said...

Good for you , Andrew.
From a Rider fan

Anonymous said...

He seen the writing on the wall. He’s gone as far as he could go. Good luck with your profession .