Marwan Hage

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Marwan Hage
No. --
Date of birth (1981-09-14) September 14, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Beirut, Lebanon
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) Centre
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 291 lb (132 kg)
College Colorado
CFL draft 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14
Drafted by Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Expansion draft 2013 / Round: 3
Drafted by Ottawa Redblacks
Career history
As player
2004 Jacksonville Jaguars*
20042013 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2014 Ottawa Redblacks*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2010
CFL East All-Star 2007, 2010
Awards 2009 Tom Pate Memorial Award
2010 Leo Dandurand Trophy
2013 Canadian Football League East Division Champion
Honors CFLPA All-Star Team (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Marwan Hage (Arabic: مروان حاج‎‎, Marwān Ḥāja) (born September 14, 1981 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a former offensive lineman who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Hage played college football for the Colorado Buffaloes. He emigrated from Beirut, Lebanon to Montreal in 1990. Participated in the Jacksonville Jaguars' 2004 training camp. During his retirement announcement in 2014, Hage revealed that he would become the owner of two Tim Hortons franchises in Toronto, Ontario.

Professional career[edit]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Hage was selected by the Tiger-Cats in second round of the 2004 CFL Draft. In 2006, he founded the Hage's Heroes program which sends under-privileged children to Hamilton Tiger-Cats home games. In 2009, he was awarded the Tom Pate Memorial Award for his contributions to the Hamilton community. He was named a CFL East All-Star in 2007 and a CFLPA (Canadian Football League Players Association) All-Star in 2007 and 2008. He also won the Leo Dandurand Trophy in 2010 as the Most Outstanding Lineman in the East Division. During the final game played at Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hage was named to the All-Time Hamilton Tiger-Cats Team. He also was a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2013 East Division championship team and played in the 2013 Grey Cup.

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

He was acquired by the Ottawa Redblacks in the third round of the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft. Instead of playing for the RedBlacks, Hage announced his retirement on April 14, 2014.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

On Tuesday, May 13, his playing rights were acquired by the Calgary Stampeders along with the first overall selection in the 2014 CFL Draft in exchange for Jon Gott.