Thursday 18 March 2010

The Greatest Tiger-Cats of My Lifetime: #7

#7: Rob Hitchcock

Rob Hitchcock epitomized everything it meant to be a Hamilton Tiger-Cat. Just like Mike Morreale, Rob Hitchcock was a Hamilton-born star for the Tiger-Cats. One of the toughest players to ever wear the Black & Gold, Hitchcock epitomized the hard-nosed, blue-collar style that Hamiltonians love. During his time in Hamilton, Hitchcock was a three-time All Star and a standout member of the 1999 Grey Cup Championship team.

Hitchcock's presence cannot be measured in award wins or nominations. He was the heart and soul of the franchise, a Hamilton boy who played the game the way the people in Hamilton love. Even when he left the team and played 3 games for the Eskimos, he was given a hero's welcome upon his return.

Other players have come through Hamilton and accomplished more, but it was Hitchcock's passion for the game, and passion for the city, that lands him at the #7 spot on my list.

PREVIOUS: Tony Champion (#8)

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