Justin Capicciotti

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Justin Capicciotti
No. 94     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date of birth (1989-11-14) November 14, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario
Career information
Status Active
CFL status National
Position(s) DE
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
University Simon Fraser
High school Central Technical School
CFL draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14
Drafted by Edmonton Eskimos
Expansion draft 2013 / Round: 3
Drafted by Ottawa Redblacks
Career history
As player
20122013 Edmonton Eskimos
20142015 Ottawa Redblacks
2016 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2016–present Hamilton Tiger-Cats
CFL East All-Star 2015
Career stats

Justin Capicciotti (born November 14, 1989) is a Canadian football defensive lineman for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football the Simon Fraser Clan and was ranked as the 13th best player in the Canadian Football League’s Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2012 CFL Draft.[1][2] He was selected 14th overall in the 2012 Draft by the Edmonton Eskimos.

Professional career[edit]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

He was selected in the second round with the 14th pick in the 2012 CFL Draft by the Edmonton Eskimos signed with them on June 3, 2012.[3] He dressed in 22 games over two years with the Eskimos, starting at defensive end in five of them. His first career start came on September 22, 2014.

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

On December 16, 2013, Capicciotti was drafted by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft. To start the 2014 season, he dressed as a backup and rotational defensive end. He first started in week five and started every other game that season, finishing with 50 tackles and 11 sacks. The following season, he earned his first east all-star award after registering 47 tackles, 12 sacks, and a forced fumble. He dressed in 17 games and started in 16, while sitting out week 3 dressing as a backup in week 4.[4] He also played and started in the 103rd Grey Cup game.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Capicciotti signed with the Roughriders on February 10, 2016 upon becoming a free agent.[5] He played in 14 games for the Roughriders in 2016, registering 24 defensive tackles and two sacks.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

On October 10, 2016, Thanksgiving Monday, Capicciotti was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, along with Xavier Fulton, for Linden Gaydosh, Tommy Streeter, and two 2017 CFL Draft picks.[6]


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