The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added four American players to their training camp roster, including linebacker Ezekiel Barnett, defensive back Omar Hicks Onu, offensive lineman Ralph Singleton and receiver Donnell Williams.
The 23-year-old Barnett played 53 games over five seasons at Louisiana Tech from 2017 to 2021. The six-foot-two, 218-pound native of Benton, Louisiana registered 168 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, seven pass deflections, four interceptions and five sacks.
Hicks Onu played 15 games over two seasons at the University of Montana in 2020 and 2021, registering 47 total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception, 12 pass deflections and one fumble recovery. The six-foot-one, 195-pound native of Lewisville, Texas began his collegiate career at Oregon State University where he played 24 games over two seasons, registering 49 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception, two pass deflections and one forced fumble.
Singleton played three seasons at Valdosta State University from 2018 to 2021, where he earned all-conference honours in his junior season. The 6-4, 270-pound native of Sumter, South Carolina began his collegiate career at Presbyterian College where he played 11 games during the 2017 season.
The 24-year-old Williams played 48 games over five seasons at the University of Tennessee at Martin from 2017 to 2021. The six-foot-three, 205-pound native of St. Louis, Missouri registered 85 receptions over 1,182 yards and eight touchdowns, earning Phil Steele All-OVC fourth team and All-OVC second team honours in 2021.
In a corresponding move, the team also released American defensive back Will Allen.