B.C. Lions’ draft pick DL Court Hammond joins The Spring League

Photo courtesy: Western Oregon (photo edit: 3DownNation)

A Canadian defensive lineman is heading to The Spring League.

Photo courtesy: Western Oregon (photo edit: 3DownNation)

Court Hammond is joining the Jousters, one of six teams slated to play a five-week season that gets underway later this month. All games are taking place inside a bubble located in San Antonio, Texas.

The six-foot-six, 275-pound defensive tackle was a third-round pick of the B.C. Lions in the 2020 CFL draft. The native of Corvallis, Oregon was granted national status last year because both his parents have Canadian citizenship.


Hammond played 23 games at Western Oregon University, recording 38 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, and one forced fumble. He moved to the defensive side of the ball after starting his career at tight end.

The Spring League will serve as an opportunity for Hammond to develop his skills and get film ahead of the 2021 season.

Hammond isn’t the only CFL-related player who will be suiting up in The Spring League. Former Toronto Argonauts’ quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson recently joined the Aviators after opting out of his CFL contract to pursue the NFL.