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Forcier Signs 3-Year Deal With Hamilton In CFL

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September 25th, 2010, Photo by Steve Wiseman, CBS Radio Detroit

September 25th, 2010, Photo by Steve Wiseman, CBS Radio Detroit

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LARRY LAGE,AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tate Forcier is heading north to pursue a professional football career.

The former Michigan quarterback confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press on Monday night that he has signed a three-year contract with Hamilton of the Canadian Football League. Forcier wrote that he is “very excited” to play for the Tiger-Cats.

He started for former Wolverines coach Rich Rodriguez ahead of Denard Robinson in 2009 and was a backup in 2010. He completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,647 yards with 17 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Forcier was ruled academically ineligible to play as a sophomore in Michigan’s bowl game. He once planned to attend Miami, but ended up at San Jose State last season, where he didn’t play while sitting out as a transfer.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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