November 22, 2019

RB Sutton to start for Ticats in Grey Cup

Dave Chidley/

CALGARY — Tyrell Sutton will be the starting running back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw.

Head coach Orlondo Steinauer confirmed the news following practice on Friday, after the 32-year-old took first-team reps throughout the week.

“Well, there’s things behind closed doors, that’s why we went with Cam last week,” Steinauer said. “This week, this is just the direction that we as a staff have decided to go. The details and the why are really for us. It’s just a decision that we’ve made and we’re sticking with and everybody is on board.

“Everyone in the backfield, suited or not, is super supportive of each other and I think you get that feel when you talk to them.”

Sutton sat out of the Eastern Final when the Tabbies hosted the Edmonton Eskimos, and instead, it was veteran tailback Cameron Marshall who carried the rock in the team’s victory.

In the four games that the five-foot-eight, 217-pounder has played with the Tiger-Cats this season, Sutton has accumulated 35 carries for 203 yards and has added 11 catches for 126 yards and one touchdown.

The Ticats have one more practice, a walkthrough on Saturday before they take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Sunday for the championship. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. ET.