December 17, 2018

Veteran QB Drew Tate announces retirement

REGINA — International quarterback Drew Tate has retired from the Canadian Football League, the Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Monday.

Tate played 10 CFL seasons, spending time with Calgary, Ottawa and Saskatchewan. He signed with the Riders late in 2018, joining the team for the Western Semi-Final against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, however he didn’t take any snaps.

The 34-year-old finishes his career with 5,008 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and just 16 interceptions, adding 24 rushing touchdowns along the way. He won a Grey Cup in 2014 as a backup with the Calgary Stampeders.

A native of Baytown, Texas, Tate is expected to resume his coaching career.