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Former Burnet Bulldog Stephen McGee signs with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats



HAMILTON, Canada — Former Burnet High School quarterback Stephen McGee is the newest member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

McGee, who was released by the Houston Texans in August, signed a contract for the remainder of this season and next year Sept. 25, said Rodney McGee, the player’s father.

The 2004 graduate of Burnet High School led the Bulldogs to back-to-back Class 3A state runner-up finishes in 2002 and 2003 with receiver Jordan Shipley, formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 6-foot 3-inch, 218-pound McGee played college football at Texas A&M, where the threw for 5,475 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushed for 2,196 yards and 11 touchdowns. He led the Aggies to wins against Texas in 2006 and 2007.

A fourth-round NFL draft choice of Dallas in 2009, he threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 102 yards for the Cowboys. He led Dallas to a win against Philadelphia during the 2010 season.

He is being brought in to the Tiger-Cats organization to back up starter Henry Burris, according to published reports. Burris leads the CFL with 3,765 yards and is tied for second with 20 touchdowns.

The team (6-6) has six games remaining in its 2013 season and is second in the East Division.