February 27, 2024

Tiger-Cats Add Two American Players

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday, the football club has signed a pair of American players including, linebacker Ray Wilborn and defensive back Michael Jacquet.

Wilborn, 26, most recently spent time in the National Football League with the New York Giants (2023). Previously the 6’4 225-pound native of Lansing, Michigan, suited up in two games for the Denver Broncos in 2022. The former Ball State linebacker originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent (2020) and spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2020) and Green Bay Packers (2021-22).

During his collegiate career, Wilborn played 24 games over two seasons (2018-19) at Ball State University, registering 166 total tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks, two forced fumbles, 12 pass knockdowns and four interceptions. He began his collegiate career at Garden City Community College in Kansas, where he spent two seasons (2016-17).

Jacquet, 27, most recently spent time in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Chargers (2023). Previously the 6’2 200-pound native of Beaumont, Texas, spent time with the National Football League’s New York Giants (2022), Jacksonville Jaguars (2021) and Philadelphia Eagles (2020-21). The former Ragin’ Cajun defensive back appeared in eight games over four seasons with the Eagles (7) and Jaguars (1), registering 18 total tackles, one quarterback sack and three pass knockdowns.

During his collegiate career, Jacquet played 46 games over four seasons (2016-19) for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, registering 85 total tackles, four interceptions and one quarterback sack. Jacquet also saw time on the offensive side of the ball, lining up at receiver during his first two seasons, catching 46 passes for 494 yards and three touchdowns.