Ticats' Lawrence jumps at chance to play in Canada

Linebacker Simoni Lawrence is ready to take a leadership role with the Tiger-Cats even though he...

Linebacker Simoni Lawrence is ready to take a leadership role with the Tiger-Cats even though he just joined the team. (QMI AGENCY)

DION CAPUTI, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:38 PM ET

There’s a certain stigma surrounding Canadian football with regards to the belief that players from the United States are disinterested in joining the CFL.

Whether you buy into it or not, Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence might make you rethink the notion entirely.

“It’s wonderful here, I love it,” said the native of Upper Darby, Pa. “We have great coaches here and they teach the game in their own unique way. I’ve never picked up something so fast before in my life.”


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