January 16, 2017

Esks keeping Hazelton aboard

Adam Gagnon/CFL.ca

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have signed international wide receiver Vidal Hazelton, who originally joined the Green and Gold practice roster in October 2016.

The native of New York, New York began his CFL career in 2015 with the Argonauts. During his time in Toronto, Hazelton recorded 97 receptions for 1,164 yards and nine touchdowns in 24 regular season games. He was also the East Division finalist for CFL Rookie of the Year.

Prior to the CFL, Hazelton played at the University of Southern California (2006-08) and the University of Cincinnati (2010), recording 63 receptions for 649 yards and four touchdowns in 33 games.

Hazelton later spent time with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers (2011), Cincinnati Bengals (2011-12), Tennessee Titans (2012) and New York Jets (2013).