Tim White re-signs: Hamilton Tiger-Cats secure top target for Bo Levi Mitchell


Published February 15, 2023 at 10:53 am

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The Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday that the club’s Most Outstanding Player in 2022, Tim White, has re-signed for his third season with the Canadian Football League club.

Hamilton ensured their new franchise quarterback, Bo Levi Mitchell, has an elite pass-catcher for the 2023 season.

While the terms of the deal have not been disclosed, there was speculation that White would command top-dollar this offseason, somewhere in the $240,000 range. A hefty price tag for any CFL receiver, White had some leverage with Hamilton already losing receiver Steven Dunbar Jr., who recently signed with the Edmonton Elks. The Ticats also had to consider the wants of their prized pivot acquisition. Mitchell has spoken highly of White since arriving in Tiger-Town, surely hoping his new club would re-up with the all-star receiver as the pair look to end the league’s longest championship drought.

The Ticats haven’t won a Grey Cup game since 1999, and the moves made this offseason show how badly the club wants to win this year’s title game, which, of course, will be played at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.

White, 28, started 17 regular season games and one playoff game for the Ticats last season, leading the CFL in receptions (94) and registering 1,265 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns — ranking him fourth and sixth in the league, respectively.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound native of Santa Clarita, California, has suited up in 30 games over two seasons in Hamilton (2021-22), tallying 150 receptions for 2,039 yards and ten receiving touchdowns.

The Arizona State University product earned his first CFL All-Star selection in 2022 after being named an East Division All-Star for the second consecutive season.

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