Former Cincinnati quarterback Zach Collaros has been a staple of the Tiger-Cats organization for the past couple years, putting up some impressive numbers in the process. Now, he has a familiar face to throw to in former Cincinnati receiver Anthony McClung.
Collaros and McClung had a couple seasons in Clifton where they played together, with Collaros playing for the Bearcats from 2008 to 2011. McClung was at Cincinnati for four seasons from 2010 to 2013, where he registered 177 catches for 2,378 yards and 15 touchdowns. McClung attended training camp in 2014 with the Houston Texans before latching on in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts in 2015.
Collaros has made quite the name for himself in the CFL, after throwing for 6,278 yards and 51 touchdowns over his four-year career with the Bearcats. After spending 2012 and 2013 with Toronto, Collaros joined the Tiger-Cats and has since put together a prolific run for Hamilton. He passed for 3,261 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2014 before topping those numbers last season with 3,376 passing yards, 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
His 2015 stats are despite suffering a season-ending knee injury last September. Collaros was leading the CFL in passing yards, touchdowns and passer rating (113.7) at the time of the injury and was sporting a completion percentage of 70.2.
It's always great to see Cincinnati players at the professional level and it's exciting to see two players with a chance to possibly rekindle some of the magic they had when wearing the black and red. It would be fun to see them make a run a the Grey Cup behind the arm of Collaros and the hands of McClung.