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Former Hawk Signs with CFL

June 9, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Everett Hawks News Release

Everett, WA – Former Everett Hawk Reggie Hargrove signed a one year deal, with an option year to play for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the Canadian Football League (CFL). The 6’3, 285-pounder officially signed with the team back on April 14, but continued to play with Everett until his CFL training camped neared.

Hargrove’s last game with the Hawks was on Saturday, May 21st, when the Hawks traveled to San Angelo, TX to face the Stampede. He then reported to training camp on the 27th of May, and is scheduled to play in his first game with the Tiger Cats on Saturday, June 11th. "That's what this league is about," said Head Coach Dan Maciejczak. "To get the opportunity to move up to where these guys ultimately want to be, which is the NFL."

Hargrove, a defensive lineman from Durham, North Carolina, attended the B.C. Lions training camp in 2004, and was on the Calgary Stampeders practice roster in 2002. Prior to joining the CFL, Hargrove had two stints in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams (2003) and Seattle Seahawks (2002). He had also played with the Chicago Rush (AFL), Louisville Fire (AF2) and the Amsterdam Admirals (NFL-Europe). Before the Hawks he had stopped in Las Vegas, where he attended the training camp of the Arena Football League's Gladiators in January of this year.

Hargrove transferred from Georgia Military College to the University of Louisville after earning All-American honors during his second year at GMC. Currently, he holds the school sack record for 5 sacks in one game. The two-year starter at Louisville finished his senior year with 40 solo tackles and 2 sacks, while being named a second-team All-Conference selection.

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