Ticats Ink 2012 Draft Picks
HAMILTON - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that the team has signed 2012 second-round CFL draft pick Courtney Stephen, 2012 third-round pick Arnaud Gascon-Nadon and Hasan Hazime, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick of the Edmonton Eskimos.
Stephen, the 8th overall selection in 2012, has spent the last three seasons at Northern Illinois after transferring from Wilfrid Laurier. The 6-0, 194-pound defensive back recorded 17 defensive tackles, one interception and one blocked kick with the Huskies after registering 80 tackles and six interceptions at Laurier. He was selected as a first-team OUA all-star and second-team CIS All-Canadian in 2009.
In four seasons as a defensive lineman at Laval, Gascon-Nadon was twice awarded the J.P. Metras Trophy, earned three straight RESQ All-Star nods, two first-team CIS All-Canadian honours and played a key role on the Rouge et Or's Vanier Cup championship squads in 2010 and 2012. The 17th overall pick in 2012 finished his CIS career with 61.5 defensive tackles (46 solo), 20.5 quarterback sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and three pass breakups. Prior to transferring to Laval, Gascon-Nadon spent one season at Rice, where he was named to the C-USA All-Freshman team and was honourable mention All C-USA.
Gascon-Nadon underwent shoulder surgery in March and will be out indefinitely while he rehabilitates.
Hazime (pronounced huh-ZEE-me), a defensive lineman whose rights were acquired by the Ticats in a February 27th trade with Edmonton, made 129.5 defensive tackles, 22.5 tackles for a loss and eight quarterback sacks during his NCAA career with Wake Forest (2012) and Akron (2008-11). He was the 36th overall pick in 2012.
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