Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign QB Harrison Frost, five others

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed six American players, including quarterback Harrison Frost, running back Marcus Cooper, receiver JuanCarlos Santana, offensive lineman Quinton Barrow, linebacker Aaron Hansford, and defensive back Caleb Biggers.

Frost spent two seasons at the University of West Georgia where he completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 6,730 yards, 50 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. He also carried the ball 35 times for 51 yards and one touchdown.

The six-foot-one, 195-pound native of Kennesaw, Ga. started his collegiate career at Mercer University where he threw for 1,047 yards, nine touchdowns, and eight interceptions over 27 games.

Cooper ran the ball 311 times for 2,016 yards and 20 touchdowns and made 57 catches for 486 yards and two touchdowns over 27 collegiate games a the University of the Incarnate Word. The five-foot-eight, 185-pound native of Altair, Texas began his collegiate career at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he recorded 139 carries for 996 yards and six touchdowns along with 62 receptions for 633 yards and three touchdowns.

Santana attended rookie minicamp with the Seattle Seahawks after going unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft but didn’t sign a contract with the team. The 25-year-old native of Katy, Texas caught 123 passes for 1,781 yards and 11 touchdowns over 38 collegiate games at the University of Tulsa.

Barrow had workouts with the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills after going unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft. The six-foot-five, 320-pound native of Romulus, Mi. made 36 starts at left tackle during his collegiate career at Grand Valley State University. He was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2022.

Hansford signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2022 but was waived by the team partway through training camp and has since been a member of the Tampa Bay Bandits and Memphis Showboats.

The six-foot-three, 240-pound native of Washington, D.C. made 157 total tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, seven pass knockdowns, and two fumble recoveries over 43 collegiate games at Texas A&M after converting from receiver.

Biggers signed with the Cleveland Browns after going unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft but was waived near the conclusion of training camp. The five-foot-ten, 200-pound native of Baltimore, Md. played 26 collegiate games at Boise State University, recording 73 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 10 pass knockdowns, one interception, one forced fumble, and one sack. He previously played at Bowling Green State University where he made 100 tackles, four tackles for loss, four pass knockdowns, and one fumble recovery.