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TIGER-CATS SELECT FLINT, HAYES AND RUSINS IN 2022 CFL GLOBAL DRAFT

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats selected three players in today’s Canadian Football League 2022 Global Draft, including Australian punters Bailey Flint, Blake Hayes and Latvian defensive lineman Ralfs Rusins.

Flint, 25, played 50 games over his five seasons (2017-21) at the University of Toledo. The 6-4, 210-pound native of Melbourne, Australia was a back-to-back nominee Ray Guy award as the NCAA’s top punter in 2020 and 2021.

Hayes, 23, played 57 games over his five seasons (2017-21) at the University of Illinois. The 6-6, 225-pound native of Melbourne, Australia is Illinois’ all-time record holder in season punts inside the 20, season punts inside the 20 percentage, season 50+ yard punts, career punting average, career punt yards, career punts inside the 20 and career 50+ yard punts. He was the 2019 Big Ten Punter of the Year and named to the All-Big Ten First team in 2019.

Rusins played 37 games over his four seasons (2018-21) at Liberty University. The 6-6, 325-pound native of Carnikava, Latvia registered 141 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, six quarterback sacks and one forced fumble with the Flames.

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