Andy Fantuz Officially Announces His Retirement

Andy Fantuz officially announced his retirement from professional football

Andy Fantuz has officially announced his retirement from the CFL and professional football.

The Chatham, Ontario product, who played his entire professional career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger Cats, played 12 seasons collecting 8,363 yards, 4th most all-time among Canadians, and was named the CFL’s Most Valuable Canadian in 2010. He was the Grey Cup’s Most Outstanding Canadian twice, winning the big game in 2007.

Below is Fantuz’s statement:

“Thank you ALL! It has been an honour to represent the Tiger-Cats and Roughriders organizations, both on and off the field, for the past 12 years. The support from these two communities, and incredible reception I felt from all CFL cities, is what makes this game so special. I will keep you all in my heart forever.

“I want to thank my family and friends for their unconditional support. I want to thank my coaches, trainers, equipment staff, front office, support staff, media and volunteers for all the memories of this game I’ll never forget. To my teammates, I’m grateful to have gone to battle with talented athletes, strategized with incredible football minds, and developed lasting friendships with great people. To all the children out there with a dream – I was once a boy with a dream myself – believe me; everything that you can imagine is possible!”

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