Bombers QB Dan LeFevour set to retire from football

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Dan LeFevour is retiring, per sources.

The 30-year-old LeFevour, who was set to become a free agent in February, has elected to begin his post-football career in lieu of seeking another contract.

LeFevour played five CFL seasons for four different teams, breaking into the league with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2013. He came back from two significant injuries – a torn ACL with the Ticats in 2014 and a dislocated shoulder in 2015 in his first game with the Montreal Alouettes. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL in April 2016, then joined the Toronto Argonauts after being released in August.

LeFevour signed with the Winnipeg as a free agent last February and appeared in all 18 games, making one start, a Week 20 win over Calgary in which he threw for 91 yards in a Bomber win. Used primarily in short-yardage, LeFevour carried the ball 46 times for 142 yards and six touchdowns last season.

For his career, LeFevour appeared in 72 CFL games, making eight starts going 3-5. He finishes with 2,620 passing, 11 TDs and 14 interceptions.

LeFevour had a stellar career at Central Michigan, leading them to three MAC titles in four seasons and becoming the only player in NCAA history with more than 12,000 passing yards and 2,500 rushing yards.

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Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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35 Comments on Bombers QB Dan LeFevour set to retire from football

  1. what he going to do in the REAL WORLD?

  2. Good place to trade the rights to Manziel. they will have lots of cap space and a big half empty stadium to fill.

    • 26 000 average crowd in a 33 500 stadium = 50% empty, gee I wonder which puke stain coloured team you’re a fan of.

      Something something Vince Young, 4 cups in 108 years, 13th man etc…

      LeFevour was nothing but a class act during his time in the CFL, thank you for fighting for every yard possible.

  3. Adam Stocker // February 10, 2018 at 7:26 pm //

    “LeFevour played five CFL seasons for three different teams,”
    Ticats, Als, Argos and Bombers

  4. nothing online. No indication what his degree was.

  5. he never got a chance

  6. The game is cruel.

  7. fannotacoach // February 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm //

    Dan LeFevour is shown as temporary staff at CMH, I would guess that is his next possible permanent career stop. I do not know.

  8. Steve Borsa // February 10, 2018 at 9:14 pm //

    Hmm. 30 years, no or little starting exp. very difficult to get back on line. Too believe he does have talent. But CFL has been cold to him.

  9. Dan showed some potential before the major injuries hit, and played some great football in a few games. He seemed like a model teammate too. Wish him all the best in his new endeavors.

  10. Edward Leslie // February 10, 2018 at 9:44 pm //

    Similiar to Timmy Chang. Chang came to the Tiger-Cats as the top NCAA QB of all time. He’s still in the top 10 now. However he didn’t quite live up to the astonishing college stats. LeFevour always seemed like a guy who might become a great QB if he could only get a few starts, but never did.
    There’s a lot more money in coaching than in playing in the CFL anyway. A good place to start would be as a Grad assistant or Quarterback Coach at his old Alma mater.

  11. He showed some real potential for Hamilton then got injured. Best of luc in future.

  12. Moncton Ticats fan // February 11, 2018 at 8:26 am //

    Best of luck to Dan as he moves on to the next chapter. I’ve always hoped he would get on track and show us what he was capable of, but alas, it never quite happened for him, and us. I wish him well.

  13. If he was Canadian He would have been gone years ago.
    his passport allowed him to stick around being average at best

    • Iggy – I think you have it backwards – “if a player is Canadian they stick around because of the ratio” – “if you are an import and average you would be gone long ago”
      As a Canadian you are protected.

  14. iggy the ratio is an import quota no different then the Trump quotas on car parts our PM was in the USA railing against while turning a blind eye to CAncon quotas in music, movies and sports. 3 areas Americans excel in.

  15. speaking of imports and money… the peg has a qb slot open. Canadians hate him but if 1% of Manziels 1,809,000 twitter followers bought an $80 jersey i see on wpegs website that would be $1,400,000 approx

  16. It was very unfortunate when Dan was a Ti-Cat and was starting to help Ti-Cats and showing potential. Then tore his ACL in a weird way. (swear it’s the turf at THF) Same as Fantuz, and Collaros tore theirs out.

    Went to Montreal, and a freak, kind of dirty hit took Dan out on the very 1st play. Out again with a bad should injury. FA ends with Argos as a back up.

    And then he ends up in Winnipeg, and when Nichols did go down briefly, O’Shea never showed him any confidence and played Dominique Davis.

    Dan did win a game over Calgary, IMO too bad for his injuries, but IMO just didn’t get his deserved chance. Good Luck Dan, had an excellent collegiate career, wasn’t for the injuries, could still be playing.

  17. CFL FAN
    Dan hurt his knee at McMaster not THF.

  18. A good guy who like a lot of CFl guys who gave it a good go to extend his career as long as possible. Hope he does well in his post playing years.

  19. And he retires from a mediocore professional career without serious concussion. Smart move from a good guy with a promising future.

  20. Quick, get on the phone Wally and bring him over to the Lions. He could push Jennings until Lulay’s healthy. I’ve always wanted to see him catch his groove and thought he could have been a great QB.

  21. Wish his CFL career would have more ups and longer, but Dan showed class throughout it all. Best of luck in future endeavors.

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