Moniz prepares for first season in Calgary

Bryant Moniz
Bryant Moniz

CALGARY, Ab – After tearing his MCL and ACL and suffering through 19 months of rehab, former University of Hawaii quarterback Bryant Moniz has earned a roster spot on the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. The Leilehua grad was named to number three on the quarterback depth chart after the roster was released on Saturday.

Moniz joins former UH Warriors Chad Owens (Toronto Argonauts) and Solomon Elimimian (BC Lions), along with Crusader alumni Jeremiah Masoli (Hamilton Tiger-Cats) as players from Hawaii playing in Canada.

Although number three on the depth chart, the former Warrior looks to fill the role at quarterback as the Stampeders had to say goodbye to their former on-field general Kevin Glenn, who now plays for the Ottawa Redblacks after the CFL expansion draft. The previous Stampeder quarterback had 18 touchdowns with seven interceptions to go along with his 223 completions on 335 pass attempts. Glenn had a 100.5 rating and 66.6 percent completion rate in his 2013 season before going to the Redblacks.

Before signing with Calgary, the Mule alumni was 2-2 as a regular season starter while reaching a 95.18 quarterback efficiency rating for the Georgia Force. ‘Mo’ racked up a total of 16 throwing touchdowns and just two interceptions with 875 passing yards, averaging 218.8 passing yards per game. While on the move, Moniz carried the ball for 39 yards on 14 carries with three touchdowns.

The next game for the Calgary Stampeders is on June 28, 9:00 a.m. against the Montreal Alouettes.

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