Tiger-Cats Add Defensive Back Unamba to Practice Roster

July 31, 2017 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Monday that the football club has added international free agent defensive back Don Unamba to the team's practice roster.

Unamba, 28, registered nine defensive tackles and one pass knock down in three games for the Montreal Alouettes this season. The 6-1, 195-pound defensive back also played in seven games for the Indoor Football League's Salt Lake Screaming Eagles in 2017, collecting 40 total tackles, two tackles for loss, 4 interceptions and two pass breakups.

In parts of three CFL seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2014), Saskatchewan Roughriders (2015) and Alouettes, the native of Arlington, Texas, has recorded 51 defensive tackles, 33 special teams tackles, one interception, one pass knockdown, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also spent time with the National Football League's St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills in 2013.

Prior to turning pro, Unamba spent five years (2008-12) at Southern Arkansas University. He played in 39 career collegiate games (29 starts) for the Muleriders, registering 141 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, nine interceptions, one interception-return touchdown, 39 pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and seven blocked kicks. Unamba added 13 kick returns for 221 yards and one punt return for 23 yards.

The Tiger-Cats also announced the release of wide receiver Jacob Scarfone so he can return to Guelph University for the 2017 U Sports season. Scarfone was selected by Hamilton in the sixth round, 47th overall, in the 2017 CFL Draft in May.

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