Calgary Stampeders sign Global FB Ron Tiavaasue from New Zealand

The Calgary Stampeders have announced that they have signed Global fullback Ron Tiavaasue.

Born in Samoa and raised in New Zealand, Tiavaasue was selected by Calgary in the first round (fourth overall) of this year’s CFL Global Draft. He recently attended rookie mini-camp with the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

In 2023, Tiavaasue played tight end at New Mexico State and he had three catches for 44 yards and a touchdown as well as two carries for 24 yards and one major. He previously played four games at Utah State in 2022 and 19 combined games at Missouri State in 2020 and 2021. At Missouri State, he had 21 receptions for 247 yards and two touchdowns.

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