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May 4, 2022 | Football

Hamilton Tiger-Cats select Khadeem Pierre in CFL draft

Versatile defensive back Khadeem Pierre became the 71st member of the Concordia Stingers to be selected in the CFL draft when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats called his name 55th overall in the sixth round on Tuesday night.

Pierre, who is originally from Ottawa, is a highly accomplished athlete. In 2017 he was named a second team U Sports all-Canadian. He is a three-time RSEQ all-star and has the unique distinction of winning conference honours at three different positions.

Playing on the corner he was an all-star and the conference defensive rookie of the year in 2017. Two years later he was named to the honour roll as a half back and in 2021 Pierre was the RSEQ’s all-star safety.

In his final season, he played eight games collecting 19 solo tackles and 11 assists for 24.5 tackles. He also had an interception and four pass breakups.

In his four years in maroon and gold, Pierre played 30 regular season games collecting 89.5 tackles and nine interceptions.

Since Concordia first fielded a team in 1975, the Stingers have seen 71 players drafted by the CFL and another 12 players sign free agent contracts. As well, one player – DB Mark Montreuil - was selected in the 1995 NFL draft.

Before Tuesday, the Tiger-Cats had not selected a Stinger since 2011 when they drafted defensive tackle Maurice Forbes in the second round. Pierre is also the only non-lineman ever selected by Hamilton.

Hamilton picks:

S - Khadeem Pierre – 2022

DT - Maurice Forbes - 2011

DT - Joe Fortune - 1987

OG - Lance Harry - 1985

C - Tony Marrone - 1984 

OT - Paul Palma - 1983

OT - Martin Disabatino - 1983

Complete list of Concordia players drafted HERE