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TIGER-CATS ADD DEFENSIVE BACKS HOOVER, SUNDERLAND

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday, the club has signed two defensive backs including national Jordan Hoover and American  Will Sunderland.

Hoover, 29, played 66 games over four seasons with Edmonton (2017-21), registering 134 total tackles, including 111 defensive tackles, one quarterback sack and three interceptions. The 6’2, 190-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was originally selected in the fourth round, 31st overall of the 2017 Canadian Football League Draft.

Sunderland, 26, most recently spent time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2022). The 6’2, 196-pound native of Midwest City, Oklahoma originally signed with the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers (2020) as an undrafted free agent and also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts (2020-21), Seattle Seahawks (2021) and Atlanta Falcons (2021).

Sunderland played his college football at Tory University, where he suited up in 24 games over two seasons (2018-19), registering 59 total tackles, including five tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks, nine pass deflections and five interceptions. He began his collegiate career at the University of Oklahoma where he played 16 games over two seasons (2015-16) before transferring to Troy.

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