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Hamilton Tiger-Cats Wide Receiver Llevi Noel Retires From The CFL

Before playing a snap for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, National wide receiver, Levi Noel decided to retire from playing in the CFL. Noel has played in the CFL since being drafted in the 4th round of the 2016 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts. The wide receiver has bounced around the league since leaving Toronto after his contract expired on February 8th, 2022.

Noel is a 6’2″, 210-pound wide receiver from Toronto, Ontario. He played U-Sports football with the Toronto Varsity Blues. In 2016, Noel started his professional football career with the Toronto Argonauts.
While playing with the Argonauts from 2016 until 2021, he played a significant role as a wide receiver and was also a special teams standout. During the 2016 season, Noel played in 18 games and had three catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. On special teams, he accumulated 19 tackles and had 14 kickoff returns for 253 yards.

In 2017, he led the Argonauts in special teams tackles with 27 tackles, and to end the 2017 season, the Argonauts won the Grey Cup Championship. During the 2018 season, his role as a wide receiver expanded, and he had 47 catches for 512 yards and a touchdown; and also produced 11 special teams tackles and recovered a fumble for a touchdown.

During the 2018 season, Noel only played in 16 games due to an injury, and he had 23 catches for 209 yards, a touchdown in the first five games, and six more catches for 50 yards. He also had 21 special teams tackles.

Before the 2020 season, Noel signed a one-year extension with Toronto, but the CFL canceled the season due to COVID-19. He sat out the 2021 season with an injury and became a free agent in February 2022. He signed with the Ottawa Redblacks and dressed for six games but did not produce a statistic. He was then traded to the Edmonton Elks to finish the 2022 season, and his contract expired on February 14th, 2023.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed Noel on February 15th, 2023. However, before participating in training camp with the Tiger-Cats, Noel decided to retire and end his CFL career.

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Aaron Sauter is a 23-veteran high school football coach that is also an fan of all levels of football. He is especially interested in alternative football leagues like the CFL, UFL, and IFL. Aaron enjoys analyzing innovative schemes on offense and defense during his free time.
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