Former University of Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Zach Collaros will be making his first start in the CFL Tuesday night as the
Toronto Argonauts take on the B.C. Lions.
Collaros was passed over in the NFL Draft, after failing to catch on to an NFL team for the regular season (Collaros was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp roster) he turned his attention north of the border. The Toronto Argonauts took a chance on the Cincinnati product.
Toronto put Collaros on the roster last year as the 4th quarterback on roster, that would be demoralizing to most players. Collaros though worked through and now sees himself starting after Argonauts starting QB Ricky Ray went down with a knee injury in the previous game.
Argonauts coaches and front office personnel have nothing but great things to say about Collaros. Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich said this about Collaros “He’s a tough kid, he’s very athletic. Without having him play in a game, he seems like a very well-rounded CFL back… he’s a very talented young man that’s serious about football.” Thats a very good statement from the head coach, something everyone in Cincinnati already knew about Collaros.
While at the University of Cincinnati Zach Collaros led the Bearcats in 2009 after starter Tony Pike went down, his break out game vs the South Florida Bulls made Collaros a star in Cincinnati. In 2010 he led the Big East in passing yards and touchdowns, 2011 saw much of the same while ending his collegiate career with a victory in the Liberty Bowl.
Tune in tonight if you somehow get CFL games or maybe catch a stream online.