The Tiger-Cats have announced that they have re-signed National fullback/linebacker Myles Manalo. Manalo is a 23-year-old native of Burlington, Ontario. The 6’3″, 230-pound Manalo was a 6th-round draft pick for the Tiger-Cats in the 2021 CFL Draft. The Tiger-Cats activated Manalo for nine games in 2021 and 3 games in 2023.
Hamilton has Manalo listed on the roster as a fullback, but he can also contribute as a linebacker. His potential to contribute on offence and defence also indicates that he could find a role with the Tiger-Cats as a special teams player. As a National player with the flexibility and ability to play different positions on the field, the Tiger-Cats see enough value in him and re-sign him, which allows Manalo to continue to develop as a CFL player.
Manalo is a product of Western University, and he played in 21 games during his USports career. While playing linebacker at Western, he produced 70 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, one interception, and two pass breakups.
He was a contributor to Western’s 2017 Vanier Cup championship season. That Vanier Cup championship victory was at Tim Hortons Field. 2023 will be another opportunity for Manalo to turn his USports success into an active role with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
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