Ti­cats sign John Chick to ex­ten­sion

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

HAMIL­TON — The Hamil­ton TigerCats have signed in­ter­na­tional de­fen­sive end John Chick to a con­tract ex­ten­sion through the 2018 sea­son.

The 34-year-old started all 18 reg­u­lar sea­son games and the East­ern semi­fi­nal for the Tiger-Cats in 2016, and was named a CFL all-star and Hamil­ton’s most out­stand­ing de­fen­sive player in his first year with the team.

The six-foot-four, 253-pound prod­uct of Utah State fin­ished the sea­son tied for sec­ond in the league in sacks (14) and tied for third in forced fum­bles (four), while adding 40 de­fen­sive tack­les, four tack­les for a loss, two fum­ble re­cov­er­ies and five pass knock-downs.

In seven CFL sea­sons with the Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers and TigerCats, Chick has reg­is­tered 210 de­fen­sive tack­les, 67 quar­ter­back sacks, 24 tack­les for loss, one in­ter­cep­tion, 14 forced fum­bles and eight fum­ble re­cov­er­ies in 109 ca­reer games. The na­tive of Gil­lette, Wy., is a three-time CFL all-star and helped the Roughrid­ers win Grey Cup ti­tles in 2007 and 2013.

He was named the CFL’s most out­stand­ing de­fen­sive player in 2009.

“John’s per­for­mance last sea­son proved that he is still an elite and im­pact­ful player in this league,” Kent Austin, Tiger-Cats vice-pres­i­dent of football op­er­a­tions and head coach, said in a state­ment. “

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