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Adam Tafralis
No. 17     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Personal information
Date of birth: August 30, 1983 (1983-08-30) (age 26)
Place of birth: Daly City, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
College: San José State
Undrafted in 2008
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status: Import
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at

Adam Tafralis (born August 30, 1983, in Daly City, California) is a quarterback for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Tafralis played college football at San Jose State, and after graduating, was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2008.


Mills High School

Tafralis attended Mills High School in Millbrae, California where he starred in football, basketball, and track and field. He was the 2002 San Mateo County athlete of the year his senior year.

San Jose State

He played college football at San José State, where he was the starting quarterback from the 2004-2007 seasons. This included the 2006 season, where he lead the Spartans to the 2006 New Mexico Bowl, and set many records in passing which still remain unsurpassed. Tafralis graduated from San Jose State in 2008, with a degree in Kinesiology.

Indianapolis Colts

Tafralis was signed by the Colts after going undrafted in 2008. He was later released, and signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Tafralis saw his first action on October 24. 2008 throwing a touchdown pass to Prechae Rodriguez late in the 4th quarter of a home game vs. the Calgary Stampeders. On September 18, 2009, he again saw action against Calgary late in the game, throwing a touchdown pass to give the Tiger-Cats the lead.[1]


His father Gregg, was an Olympic shotputter who competed in the 1992 Olympics, and also held the world title in the early '90s.


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Preceded by
Dale Rogers
San Jose State Spartans starting quarterbacks
Succeeded by
Myles Eden


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