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QBs Beware: New contenders ready to chase sack title

TORONTO — The usual suspects are present when we talk about the CFL’s most dangerous pass rushers. Charleston Hughes and John Bowman are the CFL’s active career sack-leaders and moving up the charts fast following successful 2016 campaigns, while John Chick and Jamaal Westerman are sure to be in the discussion. But this off-season, when polled some of the league...
20 days ago

Chasing History: Hughes eyeing Stamps’ franchise sack record

If Charleston Hughes had the power to take pen in hand and write the script himself … “Hopefully,’’ says the rush end outfitted with a Lamborghini engine, “it’s in Saskatchewan. Hopefully it’s a pass rush upfield. Hopefully it’s against Derek Dennis, straight bull rush, drive him back, knock him down. “Then smack Vince Young and call it a day. “Then I could say...
22 days ago

Hughes: Retiring a Stampeder would be special

CALGARY — This training camp marks a particular milestone for Charleston Hughes: his 10th season as a Calgary Stampeder. Although, for one of the CFL’s premiere pass rushers, one of the best at shedding offensive linemen, the thought of shedding the galloping horse from his shoulder had never really occurred. “I don’t know if I could imagine myself with a different coloured...
May 23, 2017

Hughes to stay with Stamps through 2018

CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders have signed all-star international defensive end Charleston Hughes to a contract that will keep him with the Red and White through the 2018 season. The nine-year veteran had been eligible to become a free agent in February. Hughes led the CFL with 16 sacks in 2016 – his second career CFL sack title – and he also had 47 tackles, three forced...
December 21, 2016

Charleston Hughes signs two-year extension with Stampeders

CALGARY — Defensive end Charleston Hughes signed a two-year contract extension with the Calgary Stampeders on Wednesday. Hughes, who had a CFL-high 16 sacks this season, was eligible to become a free agent in February. He also registered 47 tackles and three forced fumbles in being named a league all-star for the third time. "Charleston is a cornerstone of our defence and...
December 21, 2016

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