Former Arizona Wildcats QB Khalil Tate signs with CFL’s Argonauts

Jul 30, 2022, 9:05 AM
Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate throws a pass in the second half of an NCAA college football game a...

Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate throws a pass in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. Arizona won 35-30. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Former Arizona Wildcats star quarterback Khalil Tate signed with the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts, the team announced Wednesday.

The 23-year-old played four seasons with the Wildcats, posting 6,318 passing yards with 58% completion, 2,285 rushing yards and 75 total touchdowns to 31 interceptions.

Tate burst on the scene in 2017 when starter Brandon Dawkins was injured in a game against Colorado, Tate came in and set an FBS quarterback record of 327 rushing yards.

He finished 2017 rushing for 1,411 yards with 12 touchdowns and threw for 1,591 yards and another 14 TDs.

Tate was named Offensive Player of the Week four consecutive times and was named AP Pac-12 Newcomer Player of the Year in 2017.

Although, entering 2018 the expectations were sky high for Tate and the Wildcats. He threw for 2,600 yards but saw his rushing total fall to just 224 yards due to a hamstring injury that plagued the mobile quarterback for a majority of the season.

Tate was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020 with the intent of turning him into a wide receiver. He last was a part of the Edmonton Elks in the CFL but did not appear in a game.

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