Oh Henry: Ticats Acquire Burris In Trade With Calgary
TIGER-CATS ACQUIRE QB HENRY BURRIS IN DEAL WITH CALGARY
Hamilton, Ontario – The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are excited to announce that the team has acquired all-star quarterback Henry Burris from the Calgary Stampeders in exchange for quarterback Kevin Glenn, offensive lineman Mark Dewit and a conditional draft pick.
Over the course of his 12 years in the CFL, Burris has established himself as one of the league’s elite quarterbacks. His 41,235 passing yards rank seventh all-time and his 257 passing touchdowns are the eighth-highest total in CFL history. Burris has thrown for over 4,000 yards eight times while running for 4,392 yards and 55 rushing touchdowns. In nine seasons with the Stampeders, Burris re-wrote the team’s record book, setting new marks for attempts (3,677), completions (2,267), passing yards (32,191) and touchdowns (203).
“Henry Burris is a proven winner. He’s a very athletic quarterback with an incredibly strong arm that will bring leadership and experience to our team. Henry possesses all the attributes that we are looking for as the leader of our offence and we’re very excited to see him in Black and Gold,” said General Manager Bob O’Billovich.
A three-time West Division All-Star, Burris earned the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award in 2010 after throwing for 4,945 yards and 38 touchdowns while adding 491 rushing yards. Burris has captured two Grey Cup rings and was named the Grey Cup MVP in Calgary’s championship victory over Montreal in 2008.
“I’m excited to be coming to a first class organization like the Tiger-Cats and looking forward to playing in front of one of the best fanbases in the league. This team has a very bright future and I’m eager to be a part of it. My family and I would like to thank the Stampeders organization and their fans for everything they have done for us during my career in Calgary. We made a lot of great memories in Calgary, and we’re looking forward to competing for another championship in Hamilton,”said Burris.
Burris has also been a dedicated role model in the community as a three-time winner of the Stampeders President’s Ring and two-time nominee for the CFL’s Tom Pate Award. The Henry Burris All-Star weekend, held annually in Calgary, benefits the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Calgary.
About the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL) with a rich 143-year history, which includes 15 Grey Cup Championships. For more information log onto www.ticats.ca
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