Tiger-Cats sign former Michigan QB Tate Forcier

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.
Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier completed 60 per cent of his passes for 2,647 yards with 17 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for the Wolverines. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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 per cent 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.