The Tiger-Cats have announced that they have re-signed American quarterback Matthew Shiltz. Shiltz is a 30-year-old CFL veteran who played in 67 games. During the 2022 season, Shiltz played 18 games for the Tiger-Cats and started for four. Primarily, as a backup and short-yardage player, Shiltz threw 85 completions on 119 attempts for 935 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran the ball 28 times for 152 yards and one rushing touchdown.
The 6’2″ 205-pound Shiltz started his CFL career with the Montreal Alouettes and became a part of the Tiger-Cats franchise heading into the 2022 season. With nine career starts, Shiltz has proven himself to be a high-quality backup quarterback capable of running the offence effectively. With Bo Levi Mitchell being signed by the Tiger-Cats before the negotiation window opened, Shiltz will again play Hamilton’s backup quarterback role.
Shiltz is originally from Saint Charles, Illinois, and played college football at FCS Butler University from 2012 until 2015. While at Butler, Shiltz had 329 completions on 552 pass attempts for 4,042 yards. He led the Bulldog offence to 29 passing touchdowns. He also showed the ability to run the ball effectively with 175 carries for 862 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns while playing at Butler.
Follow me on Twitter: @AaronSauter7
CFL News Hub Channel Trailer – Your News Source For The Canadian Football League
Get Alerts & Stay ConnectedCFL iPhone App
CFL Android App