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HAMILTON – The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced today that the team has signed international kick returner/receiver Brandon Banks to a new contract that will keep him in Hamilton through the 2017 season.
Banks, a 5-7, 153-pound native of Garner, North Carolina, led the CFL in combined yards (1,968), punt return yards (618) and ranked third in kick return yards (701) en route to earning his first career CFL All-Star nod last season.
On the offensive side of the ball, Banks hauled in 42 receptions for 529 yards and was tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns with five, while adding 97 rushing yards in 14 games.
The 27-year old elusive return man and offensive threat also set a new CFL record for punt return yards in a playoff game with 226 yards in the Tiger-Cats thrilling 40-26 victory over the Montreal Alouettes in the 2014 Eastern Final. Banks also tied the CFL playoff record for punt return touchdowns in a playoff game (2) on the same day, as he returned punts of 88 and 93 yards for scores.
“Brandon is one of the premiere playmakers in the league with the ability to change the game every time he touches the ball.? said Ticats General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin. “We are extremely happy that he will be with our team for the next three years.?