Kenny Stafford

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Kenny Stafford
No. 8     Edmonton Eskimos
Born: (1990-04-20) April 20, 1990 (age 28)
Columbus, Ohio
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) WR
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
College Toledo
High school St. Francis DeSales (OH)
Career history
As player
2012 Atlanta Falcons*
2013 Pittsburgh Power
2013 Montreal Alouettes*
2013 Miami Dolphins*
2013 Calgary Stampeders
2014 Montreal Alouettes
2015 Edmonton Eskimos
2016 Montreal Alouettes
2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers*
2017–present Edmonton Eskimos
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
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Kenny Stafford (born April 20, 1990) is a Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). In the United States he has been a member of the Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Pittsburgh Power (AFL) and Miami Dolphins (NFL). Elsewhere in the CFL Stafford has been a member of the Calgary Stampeders, Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He is the nephew of former American football wide receiver and 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee Cris Carter. He is the son of former Georgetown Hoyas Gene Smith, captain of 1984 NCAA Basketball Champions.

College career

Kenny Stafford played collegiately for the University of Toledo.

Professional career

Atlanta Falcons

Kenny Stafford was signed as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons.

Pittsburgh Power

Stafford signed with the Arena Football League's Pittsburgh Power for the 2013 season. Stafford played in one game with the Power, recording 6 receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Montreal Alouettes

Stafford was placed on the other league exempt list by the Pittsburgh Power when he signed with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes. However, he did not make an appearance with the Al's at this time.

Miami Dolphins

Stafford was signed by the Miami Dolphins on July 19, 2013.[1] On August 23, 2013, he was waived by the Dolphins.[2]

Calgary Stampeders

Stafford signed with the Calgary Stampeders on August 28, 2013. Stafford caught 6 passes for 37 yards in 3 games for the Stamps during the 2013 CFL season. He was released by the Stampeders on November 18, 2013.[3]

Montreal Alouettes (II)

Stafford played for the Montreal Alouettes during the 2014 season.[4] During said season he caught 20 passes for 230 receiving yards and 1 touchdown.

Edmonton Eskimos

In the CFL off-season Stafford was traded to the Edmonton Eskimos in exchange for Fred Stamps on January 16, 2015.[4] He had a breakout season with the Eskimos playing in all 18 regular season games and all 3 playoffs games including the 103rd Grey Cup game. During the season Stafford caught 47 passes for 732 yards and 9 touchdowns (all career highs).

Montreal Alouettes (III)

Upon entering free agency on February 9, 2016, Stafford signed a one-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes[5] On September 13, 2016 Kenny Stafford and fellow wide receiver Duron Carter, Stafford's cousin, got into a heated exchange at practice with newly promoted quarterback Rakeem Cato. On October 17, 2016 Stafford was released by the Al's alongside Duron Carter.[6][7] Stafford played in 9 games during the 2016 season, catching 16 passes for 215 yards with 2 touchdowns.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

On January 17, 2017, Stafford signed as a free agent with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.[8] Stafford was cut by the Bombers on June 17, 2017; the leagues final roster cutdown day.[9]

Edmonton Eskimos (II)

Later that same day Stafford signed a practice roster deal with the Edmonton Eskimos.[10]


  1. ^ Adam H. Beasley (July 19, 2013). "Miami Dolphins add receiver Kenny Stafford". Miami Herald Media Co. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Make Roster Moves". August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Transactions 2013". Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "End of an Era: Esks ship Stamps to Als for Stafford". January 16, 2015. Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Kenny Stafford returns to the nest
  6. ^ "Alouettes release Duron Carter and Kenny Stafford". 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  7. ^ "Alouettes sever ties with Duron Carter, Kenny Stafford". Montreal Gazette. The Canadian Press. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  8. ^ Moore, Kelly. "Blue Bombers Add Another Receiver in Kenny Stafford". 680 CJOB – Winnipeg's News & Information Leader. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  9. ^ "Stafford cut by Bombers". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2017-06-18.
  10. ^ "Making Moves: Tracking final cuts from around the CFL". 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2017-06-18.

External links

  • Edmonton Eskimos bio
  • Montreal Alouettes bio
  • Toledo Profile
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