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Cal Poly's Mohamed signs with CFL team

Former Cal Poly star Marty Mohamed has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. The Tiger-Cats announced the move Sunday.

Mohamed, a four-year starter at linebacker from Brawley High east of the San Diego area, was named the Great West Conference Defensive Player of the Year after this past season. He had 88 tackles and three interceptions.

One of Mohamed’s most memorable games during his senior year came in Cal Poly’s 35-33 home win over Montana, which at the time was ranked No. 1 in the FCS. Mohamed had 15 tackles and an effectually game-clinching interception late in the fourth quarter.

At Cal Poly’s pro day in April, the 6-foot-1, 235-pound Mohamed posted a 4.69-second 40-yard dash time and a 341⁄2-inch vertical leap.

Mohamed is the second Cal Poly linebacker in two years to join a CFL organization following his Mustangs career. The other was Mark Restelli, who signed with the Edmonton Eskimos following the 2008 season.

In January, after playing two seasons for the Eskimos, Restelli signed with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, who at the time were reportedly eyeing the 6-2, 215-pounder as a strong safety.