Linebacker played four seasons with the Stampeders
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday, the football club has signed American linebacker Jameer Thurman.
Thurman, 28, started 15 games in 2022 for the Calgary Stampeders at middle linebacker, registering 75 total tackles, including 74 defensive tackles, four tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and two pass knockdowns. The 6’0, 227-pound native of Chicago, Illinois, has played 64 games over his four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders (2017-18, ’21-22), registering 300 total tackles, including 269 defensive tackles, seven tackles for loss, six quarterback sacks, six interceptions and eight pass knockdowns. He was a member of the Stampeders Grey Cup winning team in 2018.
The Indiana State University product spent time in the National Football League with his hometown Chicago Bears (2019) and in the XFL with the DC Defenders (2020) before returning to the stampeders the following season. Prior to turning pro, Thurman played 48 games over four seasons at Indiana State, registering 340 total tackles, 28 tackles for loss, five interceptions, seven forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. He finished his career as the Sycamores’ 11th all-time leader in total tackles.