Canadian Football League

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Former Canadian Football League Quarter-back returns to the booth

TSN welcomes back a familiar face as popular football analyst and former CFL quarterback Matt Dunigan returns to the CFL on TSN studio broadcast team.
Dunigan will be reunited with CFL on TSN studio show host Dave Randorf and fellow analysts Chris Schultz and Jock Climie for the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows.
"It's great to be back with my friends and family at TSN. It's like coming home," said Dunigan. "The passion and excitement that TSN has for the game is unparalleled. I can't wait to get back with the boys and cover the 2005 season."
Dunigan initially joined TSN in 1999 and played a vital role during his five years with the network. As part of the immensely popular CFL on TSN studio broadcast team, Dunigan's in-depth knowledge, outgoing personality and passion for the game quickly won him over with football fans across Canada. Dunigan left TSN after the 2003 CFL season to accept a position as General Manager and Head Coach of the Calgary Stampeders. Now back with TSN, Dunigan will continue to reside in Calgary with his family.
"Matt Dunigan is as popular with CFL fans now as he was during his exceptional playing career," said TSN President Phil King. "Matt's experience, passion and character are unmatched. His chemistry with Chris, Jock and Dave make the CFL on TSN team the strongest of its kind and we're thrilled to have him back in the fold."

Dunigan's on-air charisma complements an astounding list of accomplishments during his 14-year CFL career, which began in 1983 with the Edmonton Eskimos. Dunigan played for six teams throughout his storied CFL career and won two Grey Cups - 1987 with the Eskimos and 1991 with the Toronto Argonauts. A five-time Division All-Star, Dunigan is the only quarterback in CFL history to lead four different teams to the championship game.
Dunigan makes his return to TSN on June 11 with the network's coverage of the pre-season game Touchdown Atlantic - the first-ever CFL game in Halifax - featuring the Hamilton Tiger-Cats taking on the Grey Cup Champion Toronto Argonauts.
TSN has the most comprehensive CFL broadcast schedule in network history with 54 games this season, 20 of which will be available in High Definition. TSN will broadcast Wendy's Friday Night Football every Friday night throughout the regular season, Wendy's CFL Live games during the week and five doubleheaders.
Dunigan's return marks the second addition to the CFL on TSN broadcast team in as many weeks, following the April 27 signing of veteran sportscaster Chris Cuthbert, who will call 35 CFL games this season alongside colour commentator Glen Suitor.


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