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Thursday, April 21, 2016

BRACKENRIDGE RETIRES


The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced on Wednesday international safety Tyron Brackenridge is retiring from the Canadian Football League.

Brackenridge played 75 regular season games through five seasons with the Green and White after originally joining the team in October of 2011. He re-signed as a free agent in February, 2013 in order to remain with the Riders.

“On behalf of the Roughriders, I want to congratulate Tyron on a remarkable career,” stated Riders Vice-President of Football Operations and Administration Jeremy O’Day. “You could always count on Tyron for his work ethic, intensity, and overall will to win. Off the field, he took as much pride in being able to give back to the Province through community initiatives and spending countless hours with fans. He was an important part of the success we had as an entire organization.”

At 31-years-old, Brackenridge will retire after registering 254 defensive tackles, 18 special teams tackles, 10 interceptions, and four quarterback sacks – on his way to picking up CFL All-Star selections in 2013 and 2014.

He won his first Grey Cup in 2013 with the Roughriders.

“The decision to retire from the game I love is truly bittersweet,” noted Tyron Brackenridge. “I have been blessed to be able to play this game for the past ten years, including five wonderful years with the Roughriders. I’m content with the decision and look forward to what lies ahead.”

“I would like to give a special thanks to the CFL and particularly the Saskatchewan Roughriders organization,” added Brackenridge. “Last but not least, I want to send a special thanks to the amazing Rider Nation. Thank you all for making Saskatchewan my home away from home.”

Brackenridge currently resides in Riverside, California with his wife Christine and daughter Brooklynn.

13 comments:

Larry said...

Classy comments from a class person.

Dick Rubnutz said...

Tyron was an excellent player for us and was a great community guy as well. Was he around long enough to get into the Plaza of Honor...I think so.

Enjoy retirement T-Brack

Anonymous said...

Very good player who gave his best contributions to the Riders. Good on ya Brah. Thanks for the memories.

Anonymous said...

Sure going to miss his hellacios hits up the middle .Good Luck in your next adventure

Anonymous said...

enjoy the relaxation and rest in retirement

Anonymous said...

Great player tired of playing for last place team ,he knew the sliders would be in last place for many more years to come

Anonymous said...

Actually, Chris Jones and Co. decided to let Brackenridge go last December in the Great Last Place Purge.

I know he had a difficult year away from the field last year, both on and off the field, but I'll still remember him with fond memories. Like the 2012 Labour Day Game, 2 Ints and a Blocked Punt TD. And he was nearly scratched from the game too.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the memories (hits), T-Brack. We all loved watching you make them throughout your career in Rider Nation!

Anonymous said...

You must be from edmonton .. sorry bud

Anonymous said...

Special player and special person, thanks for the five great years you gave us as fans. Good luck to you and your family in the next phase of your life Tyron!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the memories TBrack, you were never the same after that big farm boy Krausnick-Groh flattened you with one halacious hit.

Anonymous said...

Surprised no other teams signed him

Anonymous said...

I heard his interview, he's a super classy guy. Enjoy the relaxation and laying around on sandy beaches of retirement!