Ticats lock up stout Canadian OL through 2020 season

The Ticats have signed national offensive lineman Brandon Revenberg to a contract extension through the 2020 Canadian Football League season.

“Rev has proven to be one of the best young Canadian offensive linemen in the CFL,” said June Jones, head coach of the Tiger-Cats. “It’s extremely important to build with your nationals, especially when they’re as talented and versatile as Brandon. We’re very happy to have him signed long-term.”

Revenberg, 25, started all 18 of Hamilton’s regular-season games at left guard and also saw action at centre in 2018. During his first two CFL seasons (2016-17), he has appeared in all 36 regular season games for the Tiger-Cats, making 24 starts. The versatile offensive lineman also started the 2016 Eastern Semi-Final against Edmonton at right tackle.

The 6-4, 301-pound native of Essex, Ontario, was selected by the Tiger-Cats in the first round, third overall, in the 2016 CFL Draft. Prior to turning pro, Revenberg played 32 games at Grand Valley State University from 2012 to 2014.

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12 Comments on Ticats lock up stout Canadian OL through 2020 season

  1. Paul Garner // December 18, 2017 at 1:40 pm //

    Great signing. Offensive Canadian lineman are so valuable. You can bring in all the hotshot American receivers, QB’s and backs, but if no one blocks, all that dancing hoopla in the end zone after a TD – probably isn’t going to happen

  2. Even though it’s not an FA signing, this is a real good move. Great nationals, especially O lineman are worth their weight in gold, and this guy is versatile and durable! The first offensive priority is always – protect your QB! Now let’s get our quality free agents signed.

  3. Carrie Cueto // December 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm //

    Good move by the Tabbies. Fortifying the O-Line is never a bad thing. Perhaps this is a precursor to an even bigger signing of Johnny Manziel.

  4. Fabulous news that the Rev is locked in ‘til 2020. Hopefully the start of significant signings. “In the beginning…..”

  5. Jim Bentley // December 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm //

    Revenberg is the result of great Canadian scouting by Drew Allemang . Drew saw great potential in Rev even though he was from a relatively obscure school. A very smart draft choice and a great extension signing. Congratulation to the front office.

  6. Excellent news!

  7. 6ft6ofgoodness // December 18, 2017 at 9:31 pm //

    Excellent signing. The Cats need to keep strengthening the offensive line to protect Zach behind it.

    • Um, I don’t think so. Good ‘ole Zach will be counting his one million point five elsewhere. Following the footsteps of Maas and Printers.

      • all indications point to the fact that Zac will not remain with the team, you can’t compare him to Maas or Printer, who were both busts as Ticats. At least Zac had some success here, before his knee injury.
        I just wish they would have at least given him a start under June Jones at the end of the season. Don’t understand the logic?

  8. Smart. He’s right up there with Bomben as our best O-lineman, and he’s still learning the trade and will keep getting better.

    I wonder if we’ll see other extensions too amidst free agent re-signings. Locking up your core players doesn’t just ensure you keep them longer, but provides future SMS certainty.

  9. Why is he so good? Better training.. The 6-4, 301-pound native of Essex, Ontario, was selected by the Tiger-Cats in the first round, third overall, in the 2016 CFL Draft. Prior to turning pro, Revenberg played 32 games at Grand Valley State University from 2012 to 2014. The CIS will never provide the training that the NCAA does because the money is not there. I looked it up and even Grand Valley State draws more fans than the Western Mustangs. If you allow young Canadians to get better training in the NCAA in the US or at Division 2 NCAA programs in Canada such as Simon Fraser does you will not need the ratio. Because they can grab jobs on their own merit as do USA NCAA college hockey players do in the NHL. USA hires in the NHL went from 2% in 1968 to 25% now. Primarily because NCAA hockey skyrocketed in quality and attendance. In Boston college games sell out the new Boston Gardens. Same with Minneapolis Target center. Unless the CIS gets that kind of money young Canadians will have to go to the US as this kid did. I would scrap CIS and just turn everything into NCAA division two. So for example St. Francis in Halifax could be NCAA division two and play Schools in Maine such as Bates and Bowdin. Travel would probably be less. One of the main reasons Simon Fraser switched to NCAA Division 2 is that it is closer playing teams in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho then other CIS schools in Alberta and Ontario.

  10. Simon Fraser has a long way to go. They are winless in 3 seasons playing all USA colleges. Scores this year were lopsided beyond belief. Even so Their players are all over the CFL. Better competition even when losing produces better players.

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