Highlights

2012

Started seven games in his ninth season with the Tiger-Cats…placed on the injured list for nine games of the regular season.

2011

Started 9 games in his eighth season as a Tiger-Cat…missed the final 9 games of the regular season and the playoffs due to injury

2010

Hage started all 18 games during his seventh season as a Tiger-Cat. He was named the East Division’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, CFL All-Star, an East Division All-Star and a CFLPA All-Star. This was the fourth consecutive season he was named to the CFLPA All-Star team.  Playoffs: Played in the Ticats Eastern Semi-Final loss to Toronto.

2009

In his sixth seasons as a Ti-Cat, Hage started all 18 regular season games. He was the Ticats nominee as Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman for the third season in a row and for the first time he was the team’s nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian. He also earned a spot on the CFLPA All-Star Team. And was the Tom Pate Award winner for 2009.

2008

Started all 18 games during his fifth season in Hamilton…was the Ticats nominee as Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman for the second consecutive season…earned a spot on the CFLPA All-Star Team.

2007

Started all 18 games at centre in his fourth season with the Ticats…was the Ticats nominee as Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman…was named an East Division All-Star...earned a spot on the CFLPA All-Star Team.

2006

Started 17 games at centre during his third season with the Tiger-Cats, missing their 20-18 victory at Edmonton on September 22nd when he was on the four-man reserve.

2005

Played in all 18 games during his second season with the Tiger-Cats…started the final five games of the regular season at centre…made his first career CFL start in the Tiger-Cats 43-21 loss at Ottawa on October 7.

2004

Played in three games during the regular season with the Tiger-Cats after Hamilton selected him in the second round (14th overall) of the 2004 CFL Canadian College Draft…had one special teams tackle…made his CFL debut in Hamilton’s 47-18 loss in Montreal on September 12…played in the Tiger-Cats 24-6 East Semi-Final loss in Toronto…initially signed as an un-drafted free-agent with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars on April 26...attended the Jaguars training camp and was released on August 29.

College

Played four seasons with the University of Colorado Buffalos…in 43 career games Hage had 32 starts at guard and eight at centre… was a two time All-Big 12 selection.

Personal

Marwan came to Canada with his family, after fleeing a war-torn neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon in 1990. The 6-foot-2, 291-pound blocker found the game of football thanks to his brother, who suggested it as a way to channel his energy. After four years at the University of Colorado, he was selected in the second round of the 2004 CFL Canadian College Draft. He began his stint at centre in 2005 and last year started all 18 games for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats en route to being named an East Division All-Star, and the Ticats nominee for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. As the centre of the offensive line, Marwan Hage plays a pivotal role in the success of the Ticats attack.The jovial veteran has been in the CFL for five years now, spending his entire career with the Ticats. Marwan is the founder of Hage’s Heroes, a program with 3 special components.   In 2006 Hage's Heroes was just an idea he had to bring a few kids to a Tiger Cat game and give them the full game day experience, something that they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to do.   That first year he had 15 kids come to each game.  They got to meet a few players, get some autographs, a t-shirt, and eat pizza all from the exclusive Hage's Heroes Seats.   The next year it had expanded to 30 kids a game, then to 60.  This year on top of the 60 per game, 1000 kids were able to come to one game.  The only thing that is asked of the kids,  is for them to smile and cheer loudly for the Cats.  That's the first component of the program.   Component two is Marwan’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  In the first year they provided boxes of food to 1000 needy families in Hamilton.  This year they were lucky enough to be able to increase that to 1500 boxes.  It was held at Ivor Wynne Stadium and families received enough food, including meat not only for Thanksgiving dinner but for the entire week.  Marwan was also able to help out 800 families in Montreal where he grew up.   The third component of the program is donating money to local Hamilton charities that help benefit kids.  Every September Marwan donates money to the McMaster Children's Hospital to help make the kids stay a little easier. Marwan remains an active member of the Sun Youth Organization in Montreal.  For two years Marwan ran a camp through Sun Youth on a volunteer basis where he along with some fellow players paid for those that could not afford to attend so they would be able to participate.    Aside from Hages Heroes and the Sun Youth Organization, Marwan donated his time to the War Amps ‘Play it Safe’  television commercial, and as a spokesman for the CYO Sports Celebrity Dinner, FTC Canada, Cats and Claws Dinner, City Kidz and the Burlington Rotary,     Marwan is also the C.F.L.P.A. Representative for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.  In this he makes it a priority to get to know each and every player on the team and ensures that they are comfortable going to him with any issues they may have.  As a player speaking English, French and Arabic fluently, Marwan is able to connect with a great deal of Canadians.