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Tyler Tettleton Signs With CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The former Bobcat quarterback is taking his talents north of the border.

Rob Carr

Tyler Tettleton, statistically the greatest quarterback in Ohio history, may be done playing in Athens, but his career isn't over yet. Tettleton announced Friday morning that he has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

The Norman, Okla. native will join a roster that features former Central Michigan great Dan LeFevour, former CMU offensive lineman Greg Wojt and former Northern Illinois defensive back Courtney Stephen.

Tettleton recently concluded his five-year career at Ohio, and finished No. 1 and almost every passing statistic in school history. The one-time two-star recruit, with little to no interest coming out of high school, threw for 9,125 yards, 67 touchdowns, and led the team to the only two bowl wins in program history. Tettleton took over as starting quarterback of the Bobcats before the 2011 season and re-wrote the school's record books of the next three seasons.

2013 was a slight down year for Tettleton, and Ohio, with the team finishing 7-6 on the year. Still Tettleton wound up finishing his career with over 10,000 total offensive yards and 83 touchdowns.

The former Bobcat is joining one of the CFL's stronger teams. The Ti-Cats are coming off a 10-8 season in 2013, but made it to the Grey Cup, the CFL's equivalent of the Super Bowl, before falling to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The CFL season starts in the summer, unlike the NFL's, and the Tiger-Cats begin play on June 14 with a preseason matchup against Montreal  The Tiger-Cats season begins June 14 with a preseason matchup against the Montreal Alouettes.