BYU football: Ben Cahoon retires from CFL; next stop Provo?
Former BYU receiver Ben Cahoon, who became the most prolific pass-catcher in Canadian Football League history, announced his retirement today, ending an illustrious 13-year career with the Montreal Alouettes.
Cahoon made the announcement in a news conference in Montreal. According to the Toronto Sun, Cahoon said the announcement "was pulled together 'at the last minute' because he is waiting to hear back from BYU, where he has expressed interest in a coaching job."
There's speculation that Cahoon could join the Cougar coaching staff. Patrick Higgins, who had spent the past six years as BYU's wide receivers coach, left to take a similar job at Purdue last week.
During his CFL career, caught 1,017 passes and won three Grey Cups. "My best memories will be the Grey Cup parades, no question," said Cahoon, who had 1,017 catches and won three Grey Cups. "Maybe the first one in 2002, when we had clawed and fought our way and lost some close games. It has been a good ride. I could have come back for another year if I wanted to eke it out.."
Cahoon, 38, said he knew before the 2010 season began it would be his last.
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