Tiger-Cats receiver Koch turning heads at training camp

Tiger-Cats' off-season signing Cary Koch signs autographs during his days in Edmonton. (Codie...

Tiger-Cats' off-season signing Cary Koch signs autographs during his days in Edmonton. (Codie McLachlan/QMI Agency)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:45 PM ET

Observers can’t take their eyes off No. 86 at the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ training camp.

It’s not because of the long blonde hair that protrudes from the back of the helmet, flipping around with each play, or the bright lime green socks.

Cary Koch, acquired via free agency in February, attacks the football with ferocity, a trademark that the Ticats hoped would become an integral piece of a strong receiving corps when they signed him.

So far, so good. Koch, a 27-year-old native of Baton Rouge, La., heading into his fifth season in the Canadian Football League, has been among the offensive standouts in camp at McMaster University.

“It’s one of the things he has always done — sometimes when the ball is in the air, whose ball is it?,” Ticats offensive co-ordinator Tommy Condell said.

“We have to take possession and he takes it. He competes for the football, has a lot of speed and is extremely intelligent. He fits in perfectly.”


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