Sam Giguère

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Sam Giguère
No. 11     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-11) July 11, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Sherbrooke, Quebec
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Sherbrooke
CFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • QSSF All-Star (2006–2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions --
Receiving yards --
Receiving TDs --
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at CFL.ca

Samuel Giguère (born July 11, 1985 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Tiger-Cats eighth overall in the 2008 CFL Draft and signed by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played CIS football at Sherbrooke.

He has also been a member of the New York Giants, and participated for the Canadian National Bobsleigh team as a brakeman.[1]

College career[edit]

He played for the Université de Sherbrooke Vert-et-Or In 2005, he caught 30 passes for 984 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was also a member of the Junior Canadian Team and was one of the fastest players in the AAA Collegial Ligue. In 2006, he was fourth leading wide receiver with 19 receptions for 464 yards. He tied the record for most touchdown receptions (3) in a game against Acadia University. Giguère was also named offensive player of the week in the QUFL, the Quebec University Football League. That year, Giguère was named to the QUFL all-star team. He was also runner-up for the Université de Sherbrooke rookie of the year award in 2005-2006. In 2007, Samuel Giguère caught 45 passes for 871 yards, 7 touchdowns, was a first-team all-conference selection and a first-team All Canadian. He finished the year ranked second in yards and third in yards per game (108.9), and had all career KOR totals as a Senior

Professional career[edit]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Giguère was drafted eighth overall in the 2008 CFL Draft by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. However, The NFL's Indianapolis Colts signed him following the 2008 NFL Draft.[2]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Giguère signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2008. He was waived on August 30 during final cuts and subsequently re-signed to the team's practice squad.

After spending the entire 2008 season on the practice squad, Giguère was re-signed to a future contract on January 5, 2009. He was once again waived during final cuts on September 5, only to be re-signed to the practice squad two days later.

Giguère was promoted to the Colts' active roster on December 30, 2009 after the team waived quarterback Drew Willy.

He spent the 2010 offseason with the Colts and was waived on September 4, 2010 with final cuts.

New York Giants[edit]

Giguère was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad on October 19. After injured his groin in training camp in 2011 and being waived/injured, he was released with an injury settlement on August 23, 2011.[3]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

One day before the 2012 CFL Draft, Giguère signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. The Tiger-Cats had selected Giguère with eight overall pick in the 2008 CFL Draft.[4] In his first season in the CFL Giguère totaled 549 yards and 1 touchdown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAMUEL GIGUÈRE Profile". bobsleigh.ca. 2012-11-03. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Canadian College Draft". TSN.ca. 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  3. ^ "NFL transactions for August 23, 2011". Pro Football Weekly. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=394844 Signing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats

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