Silver lineman: Ticats sign former Coastal Carolina DT Sterling Johnson

Photo courtesy: Danny Karnik/Coastal Carolina Athletics

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed American defensive lineman Sterling Johnson.

The 24-year-old Johnson most recently attended rookie mini-camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021 and also spent training camp with the New York Jets (2020) after signing with the club has an undrafted NFL free agent.

The six-foot-four, 285-pound native of Clayton, North Carolina played 23 games over two seasons at Coastal Carolina University (2018-2019), registering 65 total tackles, including 15.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 quarterback sacks, two pass deflections and two blocked field goals.

Prior to joining Coastal Carolina, Johnson played 12 games over three seasons at the University of Clemson (2016-2018), tallying 14 total tackles, three tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks. He was a member of Clemson’s College Football Playoff National Championship team in 2016.