CFL's Calgary Stampeders name former offensive lineman Jay McNeil as team president

Jay McNeil, three-time CFL all-star and two-time Grey Cup-champion team member, succeeds John Hufnagel as the new Calgary Stampeders team president.

Team president Jay McNeil played 14 seasons with the Stampeders, John Hufnagel now special adviser

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Jay McNeil joined the Calgary Stampeders as vice president of business operations in 2022. McNeil was promoted to the post of team president on Tuesday. (James Young/CBC)

Jay McNeil is the new president of the Calgary Stampeders.

The former Stampeders offensive lineman was promoted to the post Tuesday. He succeeds John Hufnagel, who will remain with the organization as a special adviser to both McNeil and Dave Dickenson, Calgary's head coach/GM.

McNeil, who played 14 seasons with Calgary from 1994 to 2007, returned to the organization in 2022 as its vice-president of business operations.

Calgary selected McNeil, of London, Ont., in the fourth round, No. 34 overall of the 1994 CFL draft out of Kent State.

He was a three-time CFL all-star and played on two Grey Cup-winning teams in 1998 and 2001, while twice being voted by teammates as the recipient of the Presidents' Ring for excellence on and off the field.

Following his football career, McNeil remained in Calgary and led sales and business operations for many companies including Trinidad Drilling, Tervita, Secure Energy and Cleantek Industries.