Five-time all-star Ted Laurent returns to Hamilton Tiger-Cats for eighth season

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Published February 8, 2022 at 1:17 pm

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-signed national defensive tackle Ted Laurent. The five-time divisional all-star will return for his eighth season with the Ticats in 2022. (Photo by Ryan McCullough/Ticats.ca)

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday (Feb. 8) the football club has re-signed national defensive tackle Ted Laurent. The five-time divisional all-star will return for his eighth season with the Tiger-Cats in 2022.

“Ted is an outstanding leader and an impact player on the defensive line,” said Ticats head coach and president of football operations Orlondo Steinauer. “We’re incredibly happy that Ted and his family of chosen to remain in Hamilton and with the Tiger-Cats organization.”

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Laurent, 34, made 13 appearances with 11 starts at defensive tackle for the Tiger-Cats in 2021, posting 14 defensive tackles.

The six-foot-one, 299-pound native of Powder Springs, Georgia also suited up in both of the Ticats’ playoff games leading up to the 108th Grey Cup in Hamilton but was sidelined due to injury for the game.

Laurent has appeared in 155 career Canadian Football League games (131 starts) during his ten-year career with Edmonton (2011-13) and Hamilton (2014-19, 2021), registering 200 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, 48 quarterback sacks, seven forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

The University of Mississippi product is a two-time CFL all-star (2014, 2015), five-time divisional all-star (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), and has been named the Tiger-Cats Most Outstanding Canadian three times (2014, 2015, 2018).

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