USC Football: Three Former Trojans Now Playing in CFL


With the dog days of summer in full swing and the USC football season still just a bit out of reach, we thought it’d be a good time to catch up on how former Trojans are managing in the good ol’ CFL.

C.J. Gable, RB, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

  • The former Trojan speedster signed with Hamilton last April and had a breakout year during his first season north of the border. Gable finished fourth in the CFL in rushing with 782 yards as a rookie, averaging 6.0 yards per carry. He also added 598 rushing yards and scored 12 total touchdowns. Through two games so far this season, Gable has 104 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, while averaging just under seven yards per touch. Gable and the Tiger-Cats will be televised live and in color at 7:00 p.m. Pacific on ESPN2 this evening, as they travel to square off against the Calgary Stampeders.

Shane Horton, LB, Toronto Argonauts

  • Like fellow San Fernando Valley product Gable, Horton is in his second season in Canada. The former Trojan linebacker has totaled 36 tackles and four sacks in 19 games thus far. Horton has yet to make a big impact so far in 2014, as he looks to improve upon a solid end to last season that saw him record a career-best seven tackles against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Kyle Moore, DL, Toronto Argonauts

  • Moore’s career found its way into Canada after playing 31 games with the Bills and Buccaneers over the course of four seasons. He signed with the Argos back in April but has yet to play in a game after suffering an injury. Moore is currently on a six-game injury reserve list and won’t be eligible to play until August 12th at the earliest.

It’s also worth noting that defensive back Tony Burnett signed with the BC Lions before the season to fight for a roster spot in training camp. He was ultimately cut at the end of the preseason and did not make the team’s regular season roster.

The 2014 CFL regular season kicked off at the end of June, and ESPN has been broadcasting games this season for viewers in the states.

Every game is currently available for live streaming on ESPN3, while a select number of games will be featured on ESPN2. For a full on-air broadcast schedule for CFL games, you can click here.