Acquired: Signed as a free agent on Feb. 11, 2020.
2019: (Hamilton) Started all 18 games, recording 80 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, one sack, one interception, one tackle for loss and six pass knockdowns. Started both playoff games including the 107th Grey Cup versus Winnipeg recording eight defensive tackles and one interception returned for 26 yards.
2018: (Toronto) Played in 17 games, registering 63 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles, three quarterback sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
2017: (Toronto) Played in all 18 games, recording 31 defensive tackles, 12 special teams tackles, three tackles for a loss, three sacks, nine quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception, and two pass knockdowns. Played in the East Final vs. SSK, recording two special teams tackles and in the 105th Grey Cup vs. CGY, he recorded one defensive tackle and one special teams tackle.
Pro: From 2013 to 2015, Tuggle appeared in 42 games for the NFL’s Houston Texans, recording 71 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. Was a member of the Cleveland Browns in 2016.
College: Tuggle played two seasons (2011-12) at Kansas State after transferring from Blinn College (2010) and Boston College (2009). He registered 19 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and a pass breakup with the Wildcats as a senior…converted from quarterback to linebacker ahead of his junior season at KSU.
Justi’s father, Jessie Tuggle, played 14 seasons in the NFL and was selected to five Pro Bowls and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.