Tiger-Cats re-sign Brandon Banks

Feb 5, 2015 - 9:54 PM Hamilton, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tiger-Cats have signed kick returner/wide receiver Brandon Banks to a new contract that will keep him in Hamilton through the 2017 season.

"Brandon is one of the premier playmakers in the league with the ability to change the game every time he touches the ball," said Tiger-Cats general manager and head coach Kent Austin. "We are extremely happy that he will be with our team for the next three years."

Banks led the CFL in combined yards (1,968), punt return yards (618) and ranked third in kick return yards (701) en route to earning his first career CFL All-Star nod last season.

He set a new CFL record for punt return yards in a playoff game with 226 yards in Hamilton's 40-26 victory over the Montreal Alouettes in the 2014 Eastern Final. Banks also tied the CFL playoff record for punt return touchdowns in a playoff game (2) on the same day, as he returned punts of 88 and 93 yards for scores.

The 27-year-old Banks also caught 42 passes for 529 yards and five touchdowns.

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