@
Royce
Metchie
#16 Defensive Back
Royce
Metchie
#16 Defensive Back
Height 5'11
Weight 197 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1996-09-11 (25)
Born Nigeria
School Guelph
Status NAT
Defensive Tackles 31
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 1
Sacks 0

CFL: 4

Argos: 1

Acquired: Calgary Stampeders traded pending free agent Metchie’s rights to the Argonauts on February 4, 2022 in exchange for the rights to pending free agent Cameron Judge. Signed with Argonauts February 4.

2021: Played 7 games. Finished season with 31 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble. Suffered season-ending bicep injury September 17 at Hamilton. Playoffs: Missed Western Semi-Final loss to Saskatchewan due to injury.

2020: No season.

2019: Played in 17 games. Recorded 48 tackles, 7 special teams tackles, and 3 interceptions. His first CFL interception came September 2 against Edmonton off Trevor Harris. Playoffs: Had 3 tackles in Western Semi-Final loss to Winnipeg.

2018: Selected by Calgary Stampeders in the third round, 25th overall, in the CFL Draft. Played 7 games. Finished with 5 special teams tackles. Made CFL debut June 28 against Ottawa. Playoffs: Did not play in Western Final win over Winnipeg. 106th Grey Cup: Did not play in win over Ottawa.

College: Attended University of Guelph (2014-17). Played 28 regular season and 6 playoff games. Recorded 124.5 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the regular season. Recorded 27 tackles, and ½ sack in the playoffs. Had 5.5 tackles and ½ sack in 2015 Mitchell Bowl loss to Montreal. Member of 2015 Yates Cup champions.

Personal: Attended St. Edmond Campion in Brampton. Born in Lagos, Nigeria. Comes from an incredibly talented football family; his younger brother John Metchie III starred at Alabama as a receiver and is eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft, brother Miles played linebacker at Guelph, while brother Leon played defensive back at St. Mary’s. The family lived in Nigeria, Ghana and Taiwan before moving to Canada.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2018
CGY 7 0 5 0 0 0 0
2019
CGY 17 48 7 0 3 0 0
2021
CGY 7 31 0 0 1 0 1
Total
31 79 12 0 4 0 1

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
08-07
1 TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0
08-12
2 BC 4 0 0 0 0 1
08-20
3 MTL 1 0 0 1 0 0
08-29
4 WPG 6 0 0 0 0 0
09-06
5 EDM 7 0 0 0 0 0
09-11
6 EDM 5 0 0 0 0 0
09-17
7 HAM 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total
31 0 0 1 0 1