The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that Canadian running back Daryl Stephenson has avoided free agency by signing a contract extension through the 2015 season.
Last year, Stephenson scored the first two touchdowns of his career while hauling in six passes for 65 yards. He has also a reliable presence on the Ticats special teams unit.
The London, Ontario native will begin his third season with the Ticats and sixth in the CFL in 2013 after spending the first three years of his career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Bombers selected him in the third round (15th overall) in the 2008 CFL Draft after the completion of an record-setting CIS career at Windsor that saw him record the most rushing yards in CIS history (5,163) and win a Hec Crighton award as the top player in Canadian university football in 2006.