Ticats honour their greats
By FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency
HAMILTON - Ivor Wynne Stadium’s Wall of Honour will grow by two Saturday night when Pete Neumann and Paul Osbaldiston have their names recognized on the south stands.
Champions who represent two eras in Tiger Town, both Neumann and Osbaldiston became staples in the Hammer.
A defensive end from 1951-1964, Neumann appeared in eight Grey Cup games for the Ticats, winning three times. A seven-time East all-star, Neumann was elected into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1979.
Osbaldiston had a stellar 18-year career with the Ticats that ended in 2003.
Among his many accomplishments were two Grey Cup titles.
Neumann and Osbaldiston will be honoured at halftime.
The Ticats will also pay tribute to Tommy Grant, who passed away earlier this week.
RISE OF ROSE
Among the players added to Hamilton’s practice roster this week was Rob Rose, a 6-foot-5 native of Cleveland who spent four years at Ohio State.
The Ticats scouted the defensive lineman at a combine a few years back and were glad to welcome Rose after he spent time on the NFL’s Miami Dolphins practice roster.
“He has a great upside,’’ Ticat head coach Marcel Bellefeuille said of Rose. “He’s one of those players you’ve been waiting on to show up.”
Also added to the practice roster were import defensive lineman Angelo Craig and import defensive back Rayshaun Kizer.