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January 3, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday that the football club has acquired the 10th overall selection in the 2018 CFL Draft from the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for international quarterback Zach Collaros.

The Tiger-Cats now own four picks in the first-two rounds of the 2018 CFL Draft, including the second, 10th, 11th and 15th overall selections. Hamilton also holds the 20th, 28th, 56th, 62nd and 66th picks for a total of nine selections overall. The 2018 CFL Draft will take place on May 3.

"I am happy for Zach to land on his feet with a chance to be on a good team that can compete for a championship, and not a rebuilding situation," said June Jones, Head Coach of the Tiger-Cats. "As I said during the season, Zach was put into a difficult situation, as was I, and he handled himself as a true pro. He came to work every day and tried to be the best he could be. Zach was an asset to me and our team in the areas he could control. There is no question in my mind had he gotten his chance again to play for me, he would have been successful. I saw enough in practice and witnessed his work ethic to know he is a tough kid and a winner. As I told him, this is a business. Zach understands the game, and the business. I wish him all the best and so does everyone in our organization."

Collaros, 29, appeared in nine regular season games (eight starts) for the Tiger-Cats in 2017, registering 167 pass completions on 266 attempts (62.8%) for 1,767 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. In 59 career CFL games with the Toronto Argonauts (2012-13) and Tiger-Cats (2014-17), the 6-0, 219-pound native of Steubenville, Ohio, has accumulated 1,127 pass completions on 1,694 attempts (66.5%) for 13,759 yards, 83 touchdowns and 38 interceptions.

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