Former Ticats and Alouettes receiver Tiquan Underwood takes NCAA coaching job

Former CFL and NFL receiver Tiquan Underwood has accepted a coaching position with Lafayette College.

Underwood will coach the receivers for the Leopards.

He played two seasons in Hamilton and another two in Montreal during his CFL career catching 87 passes for 1,320 yards and six touchdowns in 32 games. While in the NFL, Underwood made 63 receptions for 1,006 yards and six touchdowns during 45 games with the Buccaneers, Patriots and Jaguars over five seasons.

The 31-year-old was drafted by Jacksonville in the seventh round, 253rd overall of the 2009 NFL draft out of Rutgers University. He’s from New Brunswick, New Jersey and the Lafayette campus is located in New York City.

“Because of his background, Tiquan has a familiarity with the area and brings a recognizable name that will resonate with recruits and high school coaches in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania,” head coach John Garrett, brother of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason, said in a statement.

“Throughout his career, Tiquan established a reputation for being one of the hardest workers on the team who possessed an insatiable desire to improve. He is equipped to teach NFL-level techniques to our receivers and will be a tremendous role model for our student-athletes.”

Perhaps Underwood coaches in the CFL down the line as his playing career has come to a close.