Source: McMaster Sports Info
HAMILTON - McMaster All-Canadian guard Jason Medeiros has signed
a free agent contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian
Football League and will report to the team’s rookie camp on
May 31, 2012, at McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium.
The team’s full training camp will get underway on June 3rd
when veterans report.
A Hamilton native and graduate of St. Thomas More high school, Medeiros anchored the Marauder offensive line and earned accolades as an OUA first-team All-Star and second-team CIS All-Canadian. To earn a chance to play for the team he grew up cheering for is a dream come true for the Steel City resident.
McMaster Coach Stefan Ptaszek believes Medeiros is very deserving of getting a shot at the pros. “I am so happy that Jay has earned an opportunity at a professional career. I know he will be a positive representative of the McMaster Marauder Football Program.”
With one season of CIS playing eligibility remaining, Medeiros will take his best shot at advancing to the CFL ranks while retaining the option of playing one more season for the Marauders if he doesn’t catch on with the 2012 Ti-Cats.
The Marauders open the 2012 OUA schedule at home on Labour Day, Monday September 3rd versus the Guelph Gryphons. Kick-off at Ron Joyce Stadium will be at 1 p.m.