The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that Canadian fullback Darcy Brown has signed a contract extension that will keep him in Hamilton through the 2014 season.
Brown, a 6-4, 251-pound native of Mississauga, Ontario, has played in 49 games in three seasons since being selected in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2009 CFL Canadian Draft. Last season, Brown caught eight passes for 140 yards and made three special teams tackles.
“I’m excited to continue my career in Hamilton and eager to begin the season,” commented Brown. “The fans in Hamilton are second to none and I love the fact that I can play so close to home in front of friends and family. I think this team is going to be successful this season and for years to come, and I’m excited to be a part of that.”
Brown spent three seasons at Saint Mary’s before he was drafted, catching 27 passes for 489 yards and six touchdowns while carrying the ball seven times for 128 yards and a touchdown.
“We’re pleased that Darcy has committed to the Tiger-Cats. He has shown improvement in each of his three seasons and we expect this season to be his best yet,” said vice president of football operations Bob O’Billovich.