Ticats’ superstar Brandon Banks injured, sidelined for rest of the Grey Cup

The CFL’s Most Outstanding Player, Brandon Banks missed the last quarter of the Grey Cup.

Banks took a shot to his leg in the third quarter and it forced him to be sidelined for the remainder of the game. He caught six passes for 72 yards prior to exiting the field in the CFL championship.

Speedy B started 16 games at receiver for Hamilton during the regular season and set career highs while leading the CFL in all major receiving categories, including receptions (112), yards (1,550) and touchdowns (13), as well as targets (158). His 112 receptions were a Ticats’ single-season franchise record.

Overall, Banks registered 16 total touchdowns in 2019, just one shy of Chris Williams’ franchise record of 17 set in 2012. He now holds the CFL record with five-career missed field goal return touchdowns and became Hamilton’s all-time punt return yardage leader (2,954). Banks moved into second in franchise history behind Earl Winfield in both total touchdowns (60) and combined yards (12,959) — Winfield had 87 career touchdowns and 14,798 combined yards as a Tiger-Cat.

But Banks would not have a chance to get his redemption from the 2014 Grey Cup when he had a return touchdown called back, which would have given the Ticats a victory. His season ended while watching as a spectator at McMahon Stadium.

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