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Tad Kornegay
Kornegay at practice as a Roughrider
Date of birth: (1982-07-13) July 13, 1982 (age 39)
Place of birth: Trenton, New Jersey
Career information
Status: Free Agent
CFL status: Import
Position(s): DB/LB
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
College: Fordham
High school: Hamilton
 As player:
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Saskatchewan Roughriders
BC Lions
Calgary Stampeders
Career highlights and awards

CFL West All-Star: 2009
Playing stats at

Tad Kornegay is a professional Canadian football defensive back who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. Previously, Kornegay joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders just prior to the start of the 2007 regular season on June 24, 2007 via a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. During the 2011 season, Kornegay was released by the Roughriders and later signed with the BC Lions where he was part of that team's Grey Cup victory. On July 20, 2012, the Stampeders signed Kornegay.[1]

University career

Kornegay played four years (2001–2004) of college football at Fordham University.[2] In his last season at Fordham, Kornegay was awarded the Vincent T. Lombardi Award as the school's male athlete of the year.[3] He was a first team All Patriot League selection twice,[2] and was a consensus First Team All-American in 2004.[3] He received many other All-American honors after his senior season, including First Team Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Division I-AA and Sports Network I-AA.[3] Kornegay was a finalist for the 2004 Buck Buchanan Award, which is given to the Division I-AA Defensive Player of the Year. He finished 14th in the final voting.[3]

Professional career

After his university career was complete, Kornegay signed a free agent contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[2] During his rookie season with Hamilton (2005), Kornegay dressed for all 18 regular season games and finished the season with 33 tackles, including special teams.[2] In 2006, he played in 14 games and recorded 48 tackles and had his first career CFL interception.[2]

Prior to the 2007 season, Kornegay was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for Thyron Anderson and Jason French and played a key role in the Saskatchewan Roughriders 2007 Grey Cup Championship.[2]

He was released by the Riders on July 20, 2011 and was later signed to the practice roster of the BC Lions on July 30, 2011.[4] He would go on to start at defensive halfback for the final 13 regular season games of the season in addition to the West Final and Grey Cup.[5] He won his second championship after the Lions won the 99th Grey Cup, but he was released during the off-season on January 16, 2012.[6] On July 20, 2012, the Calgary Stampeders signed Kornegay.[1] Calgary released Kornegay in January 2013.


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