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Forcier to Join the CFLFormer Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier isn’t ready to give up his football dreams just yet.
On Monday, the former Wolverine announced his intention to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
Forcier had an up and down college career that saw him transfer from Michigan to San Jose State where he never even took a snap. He told ESPN, though, that he’s looking forward to this opportunity to play in the CFL.
“I’m so excited and happy to have this chance after everything I’ve gone through,” he said.
It’s been a long, strange road for Forcier. He was brought to Ann Arbor to be the starter in Rich Rodriguez’s spread offense, but faded into the shadow of fan favorite Denard Robinson.
It’s nice to see Forcier continue to try to live his dream. Realistically, he’ll never play in the NFL, but he will still be able to do what he loves, and get paid for it, as well. As the backup quarterback, he will get to play under much less pressure than
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It's been a while since we've heard from Tate Forcier. That's about to change as former the Michigan quarterback has signed to play with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
"I'm so excited and happy to have this chance after everything I've gone through," said Forcier, 21.
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Former University of Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier has resurfaced. Not on a college campus but in Canada. Forcier signed with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the CFL.
Forcier started at Michigan during his freshman season and served as Denard Robinson's backup in 2010. He then committed to Miami and San Jose State after transferring from Michigan. He never played a down for...
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