After two turbulent seasons with Michigan, a transfer request to Miami, and a brief stint with San Jose State, quarterback Tate Forcier has finally ended his college football quest and found a new home in the pro ranks. Over the weekend, the once highly touted quarterback decided to take his talents north signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
After Forcier dropped out of San Jose State, he teamed up with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia to coach and prepare him for the rigors of the CFL. With a strong commitment to flourish in the CFL ranks, Forcier is destined to challenge Hamilton’s veteran QB Henry Burriss for the starting spot.
Wolverine fans are well aware of Forcier’s moxie. As a true freshman, he lead the 2009 Wolverines to a 4-0 start during his coming out party, but the festivities quickly ended as Michigan ended the season with an abysmal 1-7 record. During the losing streak, Forcier suffering multiple concussions and battled with a series of shoulder injuries.
After the 2009 season, Forcier never truly recovered from his injuries. To make matters worse, he also struggled with academic issues. This culmination of factors certainly contributed to Forcier losing is job to current starter Denard Robinson. After two seasons in Ann Arbor, Forcier transferred to Miami, but quickly backed out. He eventually announced his intentions of playing ball at San Jose State, but academics once again sidelined the gunslinger. With college behind him and a pro football career on the horizon, Tate Forcier hopes to start anew in Canada.
Fans can catch the San Diego native this summer as the Tiger-Cat’s open the 2012 season on June 13 against the Toronto Argonauts.