Former CFL QB Drew Tate accepts NCAA coaching job

Former CFL quarterback Drew Tate has accepted a coaching job with Coastal Carolina University.

Tate’s stepfather Dick Olin is a legendary Texas high school football coach and the Iowa University product has said he wanted to coach once his playing career came to a close.

The 33-year-old appeared in 18 games for Ottawa last season as the backup to Trevor Harris, making one start. He completed 30 passes on 43 attempts for 338 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. The Redblacks released Tate in February.

Tate spent two years on the Saskatchewan Roughriders practice roster. He signed with the Stampeders in 2009 and stayed eight seasons in Calgary before being traded to Ottawa in February 2017. He finishes his CFL career with two Grey Cup championships, 410 completions on 615 attempts (66 per cent completion rate) for 5,008 yards, 35 touchdowns and 16 interceptions while adding 162 carries for 629 yards and 24 touchdowns.

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