Stamer signs contract with Seattle Seahawks Former South Dakota Coyotes linebacker Josh Stamer has signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
Stamer, who graduated in May 2001 from USD with a master of professional accountancy degree, was a starting linebacker for the Amsterdam Admirals of the NFL Europe league during this summer. Stamer made 26 tackles, including 17 solo stops for Amsterdam in nine games.
The New York Giants, who released him earlier this summer, originally signed Stamer in spring 2001. The Seattle Seahawks, led by head coach Mike Holmgren, opened preseason camp on July 27 in Cheney, WA.
Stamer, originally of Sutherland, IA, had a stellar career with the Coyote football program. He was named an honorable mention all-American by the Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette, a Daktronics all-Midwest Region second team pick, second team all-NCC selection, and for the second straight year, a first-team academic all-NCC pick in 2000.
Stamer had 72 tackles, including 45 unassisted stops during the 2000 season. He led the NCC and finished in the top-20 nationally in tackles for loss (TFL) with 21 and he recorded six quarterback sacks that was fourth in the NCC.
Stamer had five defensive pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In
his career, the senior captain recorded 90 unassisted tackles, 52 assisted tackles for 152 total tackles. He had 36 tackles for loss (-137) and 15.5 quarterback sacks with three fumble recoveries and three interceptions.