Hamilton Tiger-Cats adding Danny McManus to wall of honour


Published June 29, 2022 at 6:25 pm

Danny McManus, the all-time leading passer in Hamilton Tiger-Cats history and the last QB to lead them to the Grey Cup, will be inducted to the team’s Wall of Honour this fall.

The Tiger-Cats and Hamilton Tiger-Cats Alumni Association (HTCAA) announced Wednesday that the Canadian Football Hall of Fame quarterback will be the 25th inductee to the football shine on the west side of Tim Hortons Field. McManus and his No. 14 will be added during a halftime ceremony during an Oct. 7 home game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

McManus played 141 games with Hamilton across eight seasons (1998-2005). Along with leading Hamilton to the Grey Cup in 1999, he is the franchise’s record holder in yards (33,841) passing touchdowns (164), pass completions (2,368) and pass attempts (4,257). The native of Dania Beach, Fla., is also season in team history yards in a season (5,318) and third in most yards in a game (525).

“Danny Mac’s record-breaking ability and leadership skills on and off the field exemplified exactly what it means to be a Hamilton Tiger-Cat and member of the Hamilton community,” says Bob Young, chair of the Hamilton Sports Group, which owns the Tiger-Cats. “I’m thrilled Danny’s number 14 is going up on the wall to honour him along with the great Ticat teams of the late 1990s and early 2000s.”

McManus played 17 seasons in the CFL, also earned Grey Cup rings as a player with Winnipeg and Edmonton. He is now the assistant general manager and director of U.S. scouting for the Blue Bombers, who are the two-time defending Grey Cup champions.

“When Mr. Young called and said that I had been elected to the Wall of Honour it was an awesome feeling to be a part of history for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and to be fortunate enough to be a part of the great names that are already on the Wall of Honour,” McManus said. “Football is the ultimate team game so I just want to take the opportunity to thank my teammates, Mr. Young, the Hamilton Tiger-Cat Alumni Association, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization, the football writers in Hamilton and of course the amazing Tiger-Cats fans.”

The Dania Beach, Fla., native was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2011. He was also the recipient of the CFL’s 2005 Tom Pate Memorial award, for his community work, which included a “Touchdowns for Kids” initiative with McMaster Children’s Hospital.

The Wall of Honour was founded in 1998, the season McManus joined the Tiger-Cats.

Offensive lineman activated

Meantime, the Tiger-Cats (0-3) host the Edmonton Elks (0-3) in a home game in a 7:30 p.m. game at Tim Hortons Field on Friday.

The Ticats, whose blocking group has been banged-up, are getting one offensive lineman out of injury day. Coulter Woodmansey, who made some starts at right guard last season, has been activated from the six-game injured list.

The six-foot-five, 310-pound Toronto native was originally placed on the injured list during training camp. Woodmansey appeared in nine games last season.

(Photo via Hamilton Tiger-Cats.)

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