Andy Fantuz #83
Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: December 18, 1983 in Chatham, ON
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on February 17, 2012
2014: Started 13 regular season games in his third season with the Tiger-Cats…finished the season ranked second among Tiger-Cats in receiving with 62 catches for 639 yards and three touchdowns. Playoffs: Started in both of the Tiger-Cats playoff games, including the 102nd Grey Cup vs. Calgary…caught six passes for 81 yards in the Grey Cup to be named the games Most Outstanding Canadian…is tied for fourth in Grey Cup history in receptions (26) and ranks sixth in receiving yards (372).
2013: Started 12 regular season games in his second season with the Tiger-Cats…missed five games due to injury and was listed on the 4-man reserve in week 19…finished season ranked second among Ticats receivers and third among non-import receivers in the CFL with 65 receptions for 896 yards and three touchdowns, an average of five catches for 74.6 yards per game…threw first career touchdown pass on a fake field goal to Marc Beswick vs. Montreal in the NAPA Touchdown Atlantic in Moncton on September 21. Playoffs: Started all three of the Tiger-Cats playoff games, including the 101st Grey Cup vs. Saskatchewan…registered 24 receptions for 235 yards and two touchdowns…named the CFL’s Canadian Player of the Week after hauling 11 catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns vs. Toronto in the Eastern Final.
2012: Started 17 games with Tiger-Cats after signing as a free agent on February 17…led all non-import receivers in the CFL and ranked second on team with 72 catches for 971 yards and eight touchdowns…missed week 7 due to injury…made Ticats debut on June 29 vs. SSK…caught first touchdown as a Ticat on July 14 vs. TOR.
2011: Played four games with the Roughriders…caught 13 passes for 175 yards…spent three weeks on the injured list and two games on the four-man reserve…attended training camp with the NFL’s Chicago Bears and was subsequently waived on September 2.
2010: Played in all 18 games in his fifth season win Saskatchewan…set career highs with 87 receptions and 1,380 yards…added six touchdowns…named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Player…named the CFL Canadian Player of the Week four times and the Offensive Player of the Week once…named the CFL Canadian Player of the Month for July, September and October…earned a spot on the CFL and West Division All-Star teams for the first time in his career.
2009: Played in 13 games over the course of his fourth season as a Roughrider…hauled in 67 passes for 882 yards and four touchdowns…named the CFL Canadian Player of the Week three times…earned CFL Player of the Month for October.
2008: Played in seven games with the Roughriders and spent 11 games on the injured list after suffering a broken leg…finished the season with 36 catches for 388 yards and three touchdowns.
2007: Played in 17 games during his second season in Saskatchewan…recorded 56 receptions for 978 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns...earned CFL Canadian Player of the Week accolades in weeks 13, 14 and 16...named the CFL Player of the Month for September...nominated as the Riders Most Outstanding Canadian...named the Most Valuable Canadian in the 2007 Grey Cup after registering 70 receiving yards and one touchdown in the Riders championship win over Winnipeg.
2006: Played in all 18 games in his rookie CFL season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders after being selected in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2006 CFL Canadian Draft…caught 30 passes for 408 yards and three touchdowns…recorded his first career reception on July 22 against Toronto…caught his first career touchdown pass on September 24 against B.C.
College: Played four seasons (2002-05) at Western…set CIS and OUA records for career receiving yards (4,123), single-season receiving yards (1300 in 2002), receptions (189) and touchdowns receptions (41)…won the Hec Crighton award as the top player in CIS football in 2005…named the CIS Rookie of the Year in 2002…named a first-team All-Canadian three times and a second-team All-Canadian once…earned OUA All-Star status four times...named team MVP twice...participated in the 2006 East-West Shrine Game.
Career Receiving Stats