Ticats sign 2021 third round CFL Draft pick, defensive lineman Mohamed Diallo

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed national defensive lineman Mohamed Diallo.

The 24-year-old Diallo was originally selected by the Ticats in the third round, 19th overall during the 2021 CFL Draft.

The six-foot-five, 305-pound native of Toronto played 11 games in his one season in 2021 at the University of Arizona, registering a team-leading 4.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss while also adding 35 total tackles. Prior to joining the Wildcats, Diallo played 11 games over two seasons at Central Michigan University, registering 26 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Diallo began his collegiate career at Arizona Western (2017) where he played 10 games in one season, registering 19 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble before transferring to Texas Tech University. He played one game with the Aggies (2018) before transferring to Central Michigan.