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HAMILTON -- Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin announced Thursday after practice that Dan LeFevour will start at quaterback when the Ticats take on the Ottawa REDBLACKS on Satuday night. 

LeFevour, 27 and a former Central Michigan standout, has played in all three games this season for the Ticats, largely as a part of the short yardage team, but also in releif of Jeremiah Masoli in Weeks 2 and 4.

"I trust his decision making based on the last two games. I just feel like we need to give him an opportunity and see if he can command the offence from the beginning," Austin said following practice on Thursday.

"He's highly competitive he's a very strong preparation guy. He's very determined. He's been very successful, he's been very productive in his past. A guy that wants to do everything the right way, and very unselfish. He's very endearing to his teammates and he'll play hard," he added.

In limited action LeFevour has amassed 146 yards while completing 77% of his passes on the season. Last week, Lefevour led the Ticats on a late drive to set-up a game-tying field goal attempt. 

The all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns leader at Central Michigan is currently in his thrid year with the Ticats after signing with Hamilton as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

This will be LeFevour's first start in the CFL as the Ticats look for their first win of the season and try to find someone to replace the injured starting quarterback Zach Collaros. 

 

Now that he has earned the reigns as the starter, LeFevour appreciates the benefits that come in the practices leading to the game.

"It’s good to get a full week of reps to get prepared. It's one thing to watch film, but it’s another to execute on the field. I've always paid the same, but its really nice to get the field work as I have this week," he said.

- With files from Ticats.ca

Fan Comments
als rule
new starting QB BUT same result!! now 0 and 4!! looks good on Hamilton!!
July 25, 2014 - 8:17pm
tabbiefanmcb
I wouldn't be boasting too much with your record playing in the west with your STARTER no less! At least the Ticats were competitive in 2/3 games! You have managed only one home win. This is Hamilton's first home game of the season and I 'm predicting a win.
July 26, 2014 - 12:13pm
 
tabbiefanmcb
I don't suppose any Ticats fan or many others are surprised with this decision. Good luck Dan! Play well!
July 24, 2014 - 2:17pm
bleedgreen78
No surprise - I was only surprised that Masoli got the start last week before LeFevour did.
July 24, 2014 - 4:04pm
tabbiefanmcb
Mainly because Masoli had a better preseason and did a better job in relief when Collaros went down. Time for LeFevour to shine!
July 25, 2014 - 9:33am