February 23, 2015

Staying in Tiger Town: Gable signs extension with Cats

Adam Gagnon

CFL.ca Staff

HAMILTON – The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that international running back C.J. Gable signed a contract extension that will keep him in Hamilton through 2017.

In two seasons in Hamilton, Gable has complied 160 carries for 920 rushing yards, an average of 5.8 yards per carry, and nine rushing touchdowns while hauling in 72 passes for 822 yards and seven receiving touchdowns.

Since signing with the Tiger-Cats, the 2013 East Division All-Star and Most Outstanding Rookie has registered 100+ combined yards in 10 of his 21 career starts, with his best performance coming against Calgary on September 28, 2013 when he racked up a total of 168 yard against the Stampeders.

“C.J. is one of the league’s best all-purpose running backs. He’s a versatile player that is a strong runner, great blocker and solid receiver out of the backfield,” said Ticats general manager and head coach Kent Austin. “We’re thrilled to have him back in black and gold for years to come”.

Gable previously spent time with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos in 2011 and the Arena Football League’s Nebraska Danger in 2012 after four seasons at the University of Southern California.