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Tiger-Cats Acquire All-Star Defensive End Hughes from Stampeders

February 5, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Friday that the football club has acquired international defensive end Charleston Hughes and the 34th overall pick (fourth round) in the 2018 CFL Draft from the Calgary Stampeders in exchange for the 28th overall pick (fourth round) in the 2018 CFL Draft and a fourth round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft.

Hughes, 34, started 14 games with the Stampeders last season, leading the CFL with 11 quarterback sacks and adding 40 defensive tackles, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The West Division and CFL All-Star also started both of Calgary's post-season games, registering three defensive tackles, one quarterback sack and seven quarterback pressures in the Western Final, and two defensive tackles and one pass knock down in the Grey Cup.

Throughout his career, the 6-1, 246-pound native of Saginaw, Michigan, has led the CFL in sacks three times, is a four-time CFL All-Star and has earned West Division All-Star honours six times. Hughes has played in 147 career regular-season CFL games since 2008 with Calgary, accumulating 372 defensive tackles, 42 tackles for loss, 38 special teams tackles, 99 quarterback sacks, 23 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, three interceptions and 26 pass knock downs. The Northwood University product has also appeared in 15 playoff contests and four Grey Cup games as a member of the Stampeders.

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