Ticats sign former NFL defensive back Tyree Robinson

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American defensive back Tyree Robinson.

The 26-year-old Robinson most recently played in the National Football League with the Dallas Cowboys (2018) and San Francisco 49ers (2018-2019), spending time on each team’s active roster in 2018 but did not play in a regular season game.

The six-foot-two, 215-pound native of San Diego, California appeared in 52 games with 23 starts at safety and cornerback over four seasons at the University of Oregon (2014-2017). He registered 201 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks, six interceptions, 23 passes defended and four fumble recoveries.

Robinson returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns, including a 100-yard pick-six in the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State University. As voted by his teammates, Robinson also won the 2017 Todd Doxey Award presented annually to an Oregon Ducks player for character and service.

At Oregon’s pro day in 2018, Robinson ran a 4.54 40-yard time, 4.34 shuttle, recorded a 37.5-inch vertical and 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, measurables which will help him compete in the CFL.