Ticats Re-sign Bakari Grant

Bakari Grant, the under-rated and much beloved veteran of four seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, has signed a new contract to extend his stay with the team.

From the Tiger-Cats:

Bakari Grant, a 6-4, 195-pound native of Oakland, California, returns to Hamilton for his fifth season with the Black and Gold in 2015. In 59 games over four seasons with the Ticats, Grant has compiled 207 receptions for 2,535 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Last season, he ranked third among Ticats pass catchers in receiving, hauling in 58 passes for 529 yards and one touchdown, the first-ever touchdown scored at Tim Hortons Field.

“Bakari is a true professional demonstrated by his dedication to hard work and preparation,” said Ticats general manager and head coach Kent Austin. We are excited to have his physicality and veteran leadership back with our team.

The former UC-Davis alum saw his best season as a Tiger-Cat during the 2013 campaign when he led the team and set career highs in receptions (69) and receiving yards (947) en route to being named an East Division All-Star.

During his time in Hamilton, Grant has also been highly involved with the Tiger-Cats community initiatives, specifically BeFit, Cops and Cats basketball, Hearts in the Huddle and high school mentorship programs.