Sean Thomas Erlington
No. 31     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Born: (1992-07-28) July 28, 1992 (age 29)
Montreal, Quebec
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight217 lb (98 kg)
CFL draft2017 / Round: 8 / Pick: 66
Drafted byHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career history
As player
2017–presentHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Sean Thomas Erlington (born July 28, 1992) is a professional Canadian football running back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted in the eighth round, 66th overall by the Tiger-Cats in the 2017 CFL Draft and he signed with the team on May 24, 2017.[1] He played U Sports football with the Montreal Carabins from 2013 to 2016 where he was a member of the 50th Vanier Cup championship team in 2014.

Professional career

In the first season of his professional career, Thomas Erlington was largely a special teams contributor, but blossomed into an effective change of pace back and returner in 2018, putting up 218 yards on 34 carries for better than a 6 yard per carry average. He scored two touchdowns during the regular season; a rushing score and a blocked punt recovery for a touchdown. Both scores came against Montreal, although in separate games. During the playoffs, Thomas Erlington had three rushes for 15 yards as well as a receiving touchdown for the Ti-Cats, who reached the East Division finals but were defeated by Ottawa, who advanced to the 106th Grey Cup. Following the season, he was signed to a two year extension.[2] Thomas-Erlington suffered a knee injury early in the 2019 season and underwent surgery on July 10, 2019.[3] He signed a contract extension with the team on December 27, 2020.[4]


  1. ^ "Tiger-Cats sign entire 2017 draft class". 24 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Hamilton Ticats re-sign Canadian receiver/running back Sean Thomas Erlington - The Province". 18 January 2019.
  3. ^ TSN ca Staff (2019-07-10). "Hamilton Tiger-Cats RB Thomas Erlington has knee surgery -". TSN. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  4. ^ "Thomas Erlington, Jackson re-up with Ticats". December 27, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.