Nikola Kalinic (Canadian football)

Nikola Kalinic (born January 21, 1997) is a professional Canadian football fullback for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played U Sports football for the York Lions from 2015 to 2018.

Nikola Kalinic
No. 84     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
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Kalinic before a Tiger-Cats game in Toronto in 2019
Born: (1997-01-21) January 21, 1997 (age 22)
Toronto, Ontario
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight256 lb (116 kg)
High schoolSilverthorn
CFL draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 10
Drafted byHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career history
As player
2019–presentHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career stats

Professional careerEdit

Kalinic was drafted in the second round, tenth overall by the Tiger-Cats in the 2019 CFL Draft and he signed with the team on May 17, 2019.[1] After making the team following training camp, he played in his first professional game on June 13, 2019 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[2] In his second game, on June 22, 2019 against the Toronto Argonauts, he scored his first career CFL touchdown on his first career reception on a 31-yard pass from Jeremiah Masoli.[3]


  1. ^ "Tiger-Cats sign entire 2017 draft class". May 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats". Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Toronto Argonauts". Retrieved September 8, 2019.

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