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First-Round Pick Gibbon Highlights Tiger-Cats Selections in 2019 CFL Draft

May 3, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats made eight selections in the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft on Thursday evening, including offensive lineman and Hamilton native Jesse Gibbon second overall.

The Tiger-Cats eight selections were as follows:


1 2 Jesse Gibbon, OL, University of Waterloo

2 10 Nikolas Kalinic, WR, York University via MTL

2 11 David Ungerer, WR, University of Idaho

3 22 Maleek Irons, RB, Ohio University

3 24 Sheriden Lawley, DL, University of British Colombia via BC

7 58 Derek Dufault, DL, University of Manitoba

8 65 Malcolm Campbell, DL, University of Toronto via TOR

8 67 Gordon Whyte, LB, St. Francis Xavier University

Gibbon, 22, played 32 regular season games at left tackle over four seasons (2015-18) at the University of Waterloo. The 6-5, 300-pound offensive lineman played for the West Team in the U SPORTS East-West Bowl and was named an OUA first-team all-star and a U SPORTS second-team all-Canadian in 2018. The Hamilton, Ontario native played his high school football at Sherwood Secondary School.

Kalinic, 22, appeared in 21 games over four seasons (2015-18) at York University, recording 416 receiving yards on 38 receptions with two receiving touchdowns. The 6-2, 246-pound native of Toronto, Ontario played for the West Team in the U Sports East-West bowl, was named to the OUA first team offence and OUA first team special teams in 2018, and was also named an OUA second-team all-star in 2017.

Ungerer, 23, played 47 games at the University of Idaho from 2014 to 2018 where he recorded 122 receptions for 1,251 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns, adding two rushes for seven yards and a rushing touchdown. The 5-10, 171-pound native of Pullman, Washington returned 36 punts for 341 yards with one punt return touchdown, while also returning 14 kickoffs for 232 yards during his time as a Vandal.

Irons, 22, played 28 games for Ohio University from 2014 to 2018. The 6-0, 224-pound running back from Chilliwack, British Colombia registered 1,447 yards on 252 carries with 16 rushing touchdowns and no fumbles. He also posted 23 receptions for 170 yards and one receiving touchdown.

Lawley, 24, played three games with the University of British Columbia in 2018, recording 17 tackles and three sacks for the Thunderbirds. The 6-4, 290-pound native of Abbotsford, British Columbia appeared in 25 games over three seasons (2015-17) at the University of Connecticut prior to joining UBC. He recorded 18 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack for the Huskies.

Dufault, 21, played 33 games over four seasons (2015-18) for the University of Manitoba. The 6-2, 250-pound native of Winnipeg, Manitoba registered 102 tackles, 10.5 sacks and two pass breakups for the Bisons.

Campbell, 23, appeared in 22 games over three seasons (2015-18) for the University of Toronto. The 6-3, 230-pound native of Mississauga, Ontario recorded 64 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, seven sacks, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, two bass breakups and one blocked kick for the Varsity Blues.

Whyte, 21, played 32 games over four seasons (2015-18) at St. Francis Xavier University registering 152 tackles, five tackles for loss and one pass breakup. The 6-2, 220-pound native of Toronto, Ontario played for the East Team in the U SPORTS East-West Bowl in 2018 and was a three time Loney Bowl champion with the X-Men (2015, 2016 & 2018).

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