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Ticats Sign On The D-Line

March 21, 2007 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release

Hamilton, Ontario - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that they have signed import defensive linemen Quinton Caver and Quince Holman.

"We need to do a better job putting pressure on the quarterback," said general manager Marcel Desjardins. "Quinton brings excellent credentials and experience having played in the NFL, while Quince played both as an defensive end and defensive tackle in college. Both guys are quick and explosive players who are definitely capable of helping our team put more pressure on our opponents offence."

Caver, a 6-4, 241-pound native of Anniston, Alabama played for five seasons in the NFL (2001-05) after being drafted in the second round (55th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. During his five years in the NFL, Caver played for the Dallas Cowboys (2005), Kansas City Chiefs (2002-04) and Philadelphia Eagles (2001). Prior to turning pro, he played for four seasons with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. Starting 24 of 44 career games at linebacker, Caver made 239 tackles (143 solos) including 30 for 113 yards in losses and 6.5 quarterback sacks. His 30 stops behind the line of scrimmage rank ninth on the school's all-time record list.

Holman, a 6-3, 261-pound native of Woodbridge, Illinois played four seasons with the NCAA's Northern Illinois Huskies. In 2005 he signed on with the Bloomington Extreme of the United Indoor Football league where he registered 37.5 total tackles (28 solo) including 11 tackles for 45 yards in losses and five quarterback sacks. He also had an astounding five field goal blocks on special teams. Prior to turning pro, Holman played four seasons (2002-05) with the Northern Illinois Huskies. He played in 35 games during his collegiate career, making 17 starts at defensive tackle and one at defensive end where is made 107 total tackles (64 solo) including 20 for 80 yards in losses and 10 quarterback sacks. His ability to push past the line and get to the kicker was also evident in college where he blocked four kicks.


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