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UFL refugee Brohm excited by CFL, starts mini-camp with Ticats

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HAMILTON, Ont. -- It seems Brian Brohm was destined to play in the Canadian Football League.

During his two seasons with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the now-defunct United Football League, Brohm watched CFL games and kept tabs on the league, and with good reason. Given the relative instability of the UFL, there was always the chance Brohm would eventually end up in Canada.

And that became a reality Wednesday when the former Louisville star quarterback signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Hours later, he was on the field completing passes as the CFL club opened its three-day mini-camp at McMaster University.

"I thought it was an exciting brand of football," Brohm said of his initial impression of Canadian football. "For a quarterback it's definitely a lot of fun to play, you throw the ball around a lot.

"You have a faster pace, you've got three downs to get that first down. You're going quick and have to get yards in a hurry."

There's little doubt about the 27-year-old Brohm's ability to throw the football.

The 6-3, 227-pound quarterback enjoyed a standout college career at Louisville, starting 33 games. He holds the conference and school career mark with 10,775 yards passing, completing 780 of 1,185 attempts (65.8 per cent) with 71 touchdowns and 24 interceptions.

 

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 18, 2013 D7

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