Former Michigan QB Tate Forcier signs with CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Tate Forcier's college career seems to have ended.
The former Michigan football quarterback confirmed to AnnArbor.com on Monday via text message that he's signed to play with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
The news was first reported by ESPN.com's Joe Schad.
"I'm so excited and happy to have this chance after everything I've gone through," Forcier told ESPN.com.
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After being ruled ineligible to participate in the Gator Bowl at the end of the 2010 season, Michigan announced in January of last year that Forcier was no longer a member of the football program.
From there, Forcier planned to transfer to Miami to play football, but -- reportedly due to personal reasons -- never did. Forcier eventually enrolled at San Jose State, but never actually played, reportedly leaving the program due to academics.
In 2009, Forcier became just the third true freshman starting quarterback for a Michigan football team.
Forcier eventually lost the job to Denard Robinson after Michigan's 5-7 2009 campaign, and had a rocky road in Ann Arbor from there before officially departing after the 2010 campaign.
He finished his Michigan career with 2,647 passing yards to go along with 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.