Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Tiger-Cats Add Three Players Including Bayless, Guay and Hill Jr.

January 27, 2023 - Canadian Football League (CFL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Friday, the football club has added three players including American receiver Omar Bayless, national offensive lineman Nicolas Guay and American defensive back Tyrone Hill Jr.

Bayless, 26, most recently spent time with the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs (2022) after previously spending time on the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers (2020-21). The 6-1, 210-pound native of Laurel, Mississippi, played 43 games over four seasons at Arkansas State University (2016-19), registering 177 receptions for 2,775 yards and 26 touchdowns. His 26 receiving touchdowns is the most in Arkansas State history, while his 177 receptions and 2,775 receiving yards rank second in school history. In 2019, Bayless posted single-season school records in receiving yards (1,653) and receiving touchdowns (17) and was named Sun Belt player of the year.

Guay, 26, spent training camp with the Tiger-Cats in 2022 after being selected by the club in the seventh round, 64th overall, of the 2022 Canadian Football League Draft. The 6'2, 300-pound native of Quebec City, Quebec played four seasons at Laval University (2017-21) where he was named a U SPORTS and RSEQ offensive All-Star in 2021. He was a member of Laval's Vanier Cup winning team in 2018.

Hill Jr., 25, played six games in his only season at Washington State University (2021), registering 20 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups. The 6'1, 200-pound native of Passaic, New Jersey began his collegiate career at the University of Buffalo where he played 37 games over four seasons (2017-20), registering 148 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 20 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries.

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