The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that they have acquired import wide receiver Kwame Cavil from the Edmonton Eskimos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2006 CFL Canadian College Draft.
"His size and versatility make him a great option going into this upcoming season," said GM Rob Katz. "He's proved that he can contribute in this league and we are very excited to have Kwame as a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats."
The 6-3, 209 pound Waco, Texas native began last season with the Montreal Alouettes before being traded midway through the 2005 season to the Eskimos. Playing in the first three games of the season with the Alouettes, he recorded 11 receptions for 118 yards and added 31 receptions for 259 yards while playing in 7 games with the Grey Cup champions. In 2004, Cavil and his receiving Alouettes teammates made history becoming the first quartette of receivers to each reach the 1000-yard receiving mark in CFL history.
In 2002, Cavil captured two professional football titles first winning NFL Europe's World Bowl as a member of the Scottish Claymores, then after joining Montreal he won the 2002 Grey Cup. Cavil also played in 16 games with the Buffalo Bills of the NFL in 2000 where he caught four passes for 66 yards and recorded 12 tackles on special teams.
Cavil played three seasons (1997-99) with the University of Texas Longhorns. He sits in second place on the school's receiving list with 174 receptions for 2,279 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was a standout in his last season with the Longhorns catching 100 passes for 1,188 yards in 14 games.