Tony Champion returns to Hamilton

On Friday, a former Tiger-Cat who made one of the greatest catches in CFL history, was back in Steeltown for the first time in 20 years.

Receiver Tony Champion caught 340 passes during his 8 seasons with the Tiger-Cats. But he’s most famous for one particular catch; a spectacular twisting, contorting, one of a kind TD grab from quarterback Mike Kerrigan in the final minute of the 1989 Grey Cup. Champion was playing with broken ribs. The TD tied the game with Saskatchewan at 40-40. But current Ticats head coach Kent Austin drove the Riders to Dave Ridgway’s game winning field goal on the final play of the game. Win or lose, great memories from 26-years ago.


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