Hall of Fame receiver to be 26th member added to the Wall of Honour 

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Alumni Association (HTCAA) announced Thursday that Hall of Fame receiver and 1999 Grey Cup champion Darren Flutie will become the 26th person inducted to the Wall of Honour at Tim Hortons Field on August 17 when the Tiger-Cats host the Edmonton Elks. Flutie and his number 82 will join the 25 other distinguished names on the facade of the west side of the stadium during a halftime ceremony.

“Darren Flutie’s work ethic, determination and exceptional pass-catching ability embodied exactly what it means to be an all-time Hamilton Tiger-Cat.” Said Bob Young, Caretaker of the Tiger-Cats. “He is one of the best receivers to ever put on a black and gold jersey and it’s only fitting that he’ll take his place on the Wall of Honour, alongside 25 other legendary Tiger-Cats.”

Flutie suited up in 86 games over his five seasons with the Tiger-Cats (1998-2002) and was a member of the 1999 Grey Cup champions. The 5’10, 184-pound Boston College product ranks among the Tiger-Cats all-time leaders in various categories, including sixth in receiving yards (5,796), sixth in receptions (405), seventh in single-season receiving yards (1,386) and fifth in single-season receptions (98).

With the Tiger-Cats, Flutie was named a CFL East All-Star twice (1998, ’99) and a CFL All-Star in 1999. He also helped lead the Tiger-Cats to victory in the 1999 Grey Cup, a game in which he posted six receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Flutie currently ranks among the CFL’s all-time leaders in numerous categories, including fourth in receiving yards (14,359), fifth in receptions (972) and fourth in 1,000+ receiving yard seasons (nine) and was inducted to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

“I am truly humbled and honoured to be added to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Wall of Honour alongside 25 other incredibly deserving men, including my 1999 Grey Cup teammates Joe Montford, Rob Hitchcock and Danny McManus.” Said Flutie. “I want to thank Caretaker Bob Young and the rest of the Tiger-Cats ownership group, my teammates, coaches and the incredibly passionate Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans.”

The Wall of Honour is the single largest acknowledgement of excellence the Tiger-Cats and the HTCAA can provide and is based on a rigorous criteria collectively established by both parties. It symbolizes elite performance over a sustained period wearing the Black and Gold as evidenced by the legendary names honoured in the past. The winner is voted upon by a committee composed of members from the Club, HTCAA, local media and the team’s TigerTown Council.

Since 1998, 25 players and builders have been named to the Wall of Honour: Rocky DiPietro, Bernie Faloney, Ellison Kelly, Angelo Mosca, Tommy Joe Coffey, Garney Henley, John Barrow, Ben Zambiasi, Ralph Sazio, Grover Covington, Jake Gaudaur, Earl Winfield, Bill Danychuk, Joe Zuger, Less Browne, Don Sutherin, Vince Scott, Tommy Grant, Paul Osbaldiston, Pete Neumann, Bob Krouse, Willie Bethea, Joe Montford, Rob Hitchcock and Danny McManus.

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