Burlington native, offensive lineman Darius Ciraco extends contract with Ticats

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed national offensive lineman Darius Ciraco.

The 24-year-old Ciraco has started at right guard in all of his 34 career CFL regular season appearances since being selected by the Ticats in the first round, sixth overall during the 2018 CFL Draft.

The six-foot-four, 292-pound native of Burlington has also started four playoff games at right guard for the Tabbies, including the 107th Grey Cup.

Ciraco, who was named Hamilton’s 2018 Most Outstanding Rookie, played 28 regular season games for the University of Calgary from 2014 to 2017, suiting up at right guard, left tackle and centre on the offensive line.

In 2015, Ciraco was named a Canada West All-Star and a USports second-team All-Canadian. He was also part of the Dinos teams that won the Mitchell Bowl in 2016 as well as the Hardy Cup in 2016 and 2017.

Ciraco was ranked as one of the top 100 players in the CFL by 3DownNation.