Corey Mace has spent seven seasons in the Stampeders organization and his first as a member of the coaching staff in 2016. In 2016, Mace coached CFL QB Sack leader Charleston Hughes. The Stamps also led the league as a team in QB Sacks, Rushing Defense (Yards per Game & Yards per Rush), and Points Allowed in 2016.
The Vancouver native joined the Stampeders as a player in 2010 and appeared in 40 regular-season games for the Red and White. The defensive tackle recorded 44 tackles and four sacks during his Calgary career and scored two touchdowns — one on a reception as part of the short-yardage unit and one on a fumble recovery. Mace also played six post-season contests for the Stamps including the 2014 Grey Cup, where he recorded a sack to help Calgary defeat Hamilton for the title.
Mace won the Stamps’ 2014 Presidents’ Ring award as voted by teammates for his contributions on and off the field and is an active member of the community. He has hosted 15 clients from Enviros — a Calgary-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of family life in Alberta — at every Stamps home game as part of the Mace’s Faces program and has spearheaded a Christmas turkey and ham drive to benefit local food banks since 2013.
Prior to joining the Stampeders, Mace spent three seasons (2007-09) in the National Football League — playing a total of five games for the Buffalo Bills — and starred at the University of Wyoming, where he earned second-team all-Mountain West honours during his senior season.