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Former Boise State QB Grant Hedrick signs with CFL team

Former Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick has landed in the Canadian Football League.

Hedrick, who led the Broncos to Mountain West and Fiesta Bowl titles in 2014, received a one-year contract from the BC Lions of the CFL and will begin practice this week, he said Tuesday via text message. Hedrick had a tryout with the Denver Broncos after the NFL Draft but didn’t make the roster.

“I’m really excited to continue to play football,” Hedrick said via text. “This is a great opportunity.”

Hedrick is one of seven quarterbacks on the Lions’ roster. Others include John Beck of BYU and Travis Lulay of Montana State. Lulay is the most experienced quarterback of the group with 1,839 career pass attempts for the Lions. He was the starter until an injury sidelined him last season. Kevin Glenn, who replaced Lulay last year, was not brought back.

Of the six QBs behind Lulay, two have limited CFL experience and four haven’t thrown a CFL pass, including Hedrick.

Hedrick started meetings with the Lions on Tuesday. Rookie minicamp begins Thursday and training camp starts Sunday. CFL teams are allowed to carry three players on the roster designated as quarterbacks.