Acquired: Re-signed on Feb. 12, 2013. Originally signed as a free agent on Dec. 10, 2006.
2012: (Edmonton) In 18 games (18 starts) Stamps led the team and was second in the league with 70 receptions for 1,310 yards and a career-high nine touchdowns. He hauled in a 47-yard touchdown in Week 5, his first of the season. His longest TD of the year came on Oct. 28 when he caught a pass from Matt Nichols and took it 95 yards to the end zone. Stamps also had 4 carries for 23 yards on the ground. He had his best game of the season on Oct. 5 when he hauled in nine catches for 204 yards and a touchdown. On Oct. 19, Fred reached 1,000 yards on the season for the fourth consecutive year. In 2012 Stamps reached two club milestones - 6th on the all-time receptions list and 8th on the all-time receiving yards list. He also started the Eastern Division semifinal and had three catches for 51 yards. Stamps earned the Gibson's Finest Offensive Player of the Month honours for October. Fred was named a Western Division All-Star and CFL All-Star.
2011: (Edmonton) Stamps played 15 games (15 starts) and tied as the team's leading receiver with 82 catches for 1,153 yards (lg: 75 yds) and eight touchdowns. This marked the third season Stamps had over 1,000 yards receiving. Although he finished the game, Fred suffered an abdominal injury in Week 6 in Winnipeg and had to undergo emergency surgery and missed three games. Stamps also started the Western Division semifinal, recording one catch for 12 yards and in the Western final, he caught six passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. Stamps was named a Western Division All-Star, CFL All-Star and CFLPA All-Star.
2010: (Edmonton) Stamps played 14 games (14 starts) and, despite missing four games, ended the season as the team's top receiver with 80 catches for 1,223 yards and five touchdowns. He left Week 6 near the end of the third quarter with a shoulder injury and was placed on the 1-game injured list for four games. He was the Eskimo nominee for Most Outstanding Player and was named a 2010 West Division All-Star and CFLPA All-Star.
Career: Stamps was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2004 and spent time on the practice squad of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars. In 2007, Stamps played in nine games (seven starts) for the Esks. He spent five games on the injured list when he underwent an appendectomy mid-season. In 2008, he emerged as one of the Esks’ top receivers with 50 receptions for 751 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games (14 starts). In 2009, Stamps played all 18 games (18 starts) and finished as the league's leading receiver with 85 receptions for 1,402 yards and eight touchdowns. He had an outstanding game against Montreal on July 30 when he had four receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns and, the next week in Hamilton, was the team's leading receiver with seven receptions for 136 yards. He continued his steak at home against Calgary on Aug. 13 where he was again the team's leading receiver with five catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in the dying seconds. Stamps started the Western Division semifinal and was the team's leading receiver with four catches for 76 yards. Stamps was the Eskimos nominee for Most Outstanding Player and was named a West Division All-Star, CFL All-Star and CFLPA All-Star.
Fred Stamps career highlights:
- league leading receiver with 1,402 yards - 2009
- team-leading receiver - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- West Division All-Star - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- CFL All-Star - 2009, 2010, 2011,2012
- Eskimos Most Outstanding Player - 2009, 2010
- Four consecutive 1,000+ yard seasons - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
College/Personal: He attended Louisiana-Lafayette for four years from 2000-2003 and was a two-time First Team All-Conference (Sun Belt) selection and ended his college career in 2003 with a 44-game receiving streak—the second-longest active streak in the nation at the time. At New Orleans’ Carver High School, Stamps broke some of alumnus Marshall Faulk’s records. He competed in football, baseball and track & field. He and his wife, Tamika, have a son Fred Jr.