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Two-Time CFL All-Star Breaux Sr. Re-Signs with Tiger-Cats to Three-Year Contract

February 11, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Monday the football club has re-signed international defensive back Delvin Breaux Sr. to a three-year contract.

Breaux Sr., 29, played and started 14 games in 2018 at boundary corner for the Tiger-Cats, recording 24 defensive tackles, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, two pass knockdowns and one tackle for loss. The 6-1, 210-pound native of New Orleans, Louisiana was named both a CFL and East Division All-Star for the second time in his career last season (2014, 2018) after returning to the Ticats from a three-year stint in the National Football League (2015-17).

"Delvin is one of the most dominant defensive players in the Canadian Football League," said Orlondo Steinauer, Head Coach of the Tiger-Cats. "Not only is he a great player, but a great person who enables us to keep continuity in the secondary. We are very excited to be able to retain a player of his calibre on a long-term deal."

Overall, Breaux Sr. has played 39 career CFL games with the Tiger-Cats over three seasons (2013-14, 2018), registering 84 defensive tackles, one quarterback sack, one interception, 12 pass knockdowns, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one tackle for loss and two touchdowns (one interception return, one fumble return).

Breaux Sr. played for the NFL's New Orleans Saints from 2015 to 2017, appearing in 22 games in 2015 and 2016 before missing the 2017 season due to injury. With the Saints, he registered 66 total tackles, 20 passes defended, three interceptions and one fumble recovery. Breaux Sr. was the Saints' 2015 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award presented to select players in the NFL who are voted by their teammates as role models of inspiration, sportsmanship and courage.

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