The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have finalized a trade with the Edmonton Eskimos, acquiring the rights to non-import defensive lineman Hasan Hazime and a second-round pick (15th overall) in the 2013 CFL Draft from the Edmonton Eskimos in exchange for a 2013 second-round pick (10th overall) and a 2013 third-round pick (24th overall).
Hazime (pronounced Huh-Zee-Mee), a 6-5, 260-pound native of Pickering, Ontario, finished his NCAA career at Wake Forest last season after spending three years at Akron. In his senior season with the Demon Deacons, Hazime made 28 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, 2.5 quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles. He was selected by the Eskimos in the fifth round (36th overall) of the 2012 CFL Draft.
“Hasan is a promising prospect and quality individual who possesses a solid combination of size, athleticism, excellent hands and work ethic. We believe that if he was eligible for this year’s draft, he would be a first or second round pick,” said Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin.