Longtime CFL defensive back Delvin Breaux Sr. announces retirement

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Longtime CFL defensive back Delvin Breaux Sr. has announced his retirement from the league.

The 33-year-old signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in May 2013 following a stint with the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League. He recorded 60 tackles, three forced fumbles, one sack, and one interception over two seasons with the team and was named a CFL all-star in 2014.

Breaux signed with the New Orleans Saints in January 2015 and started all 16 regular season games at cornerback, recording 45 total tackles, two tackles for loss, 19 knockdowns, three interceptions, and one fumble recovery.

He made 21 total tackles, two tackles for loss, and one knockdown over six starts the following season, though he missed 10 games with a fractured fibula. He missed the following year due to the same injury, which resulted in the team firing two doctors due to the misdiagnosis.

The native of New Orleans, La. returned to the CFL with Hamilton in 2018 and made 50 tackles, the forced fumbles, and one interception over the next two seasons. He was named an East Division all-star in both years.

Breaux retired from professional football in March 2021 but returned to the league the following year, signing with the B.C. Lions. He started nine games and recorded 23 tackles and a forced fumble. He suffered a season-ending injury midway through the year.

“Help us wish Delvin Breaux Sr. all the best in his next endeavour,” the Lions tweeted on Wednesday. “Thank you for being part of the B.C. Lions family and congrats on your incredible career!”

The six-foot-one, 210-pound defender indicated on Twitter that he is retiring as a player but will be “back with Ticats soon.” He did not immediately reply to a request from 3DownNation for information regarding the nature of this new position.