Tad Kornegay (born July 13, 1982) is a former professional Canadian football defensive back. He most recently played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He has also been a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and BC Lions.
Kornegay at practice as a Roughrider
|Born:||July 13, 1982|
Trenton, New Jersey
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|CFL West All-Star||2009|
Kornegay played four years (2001–2004) of college football at Fordham University. In his last season at Fordham, Kornegay was awarded the Vincent T. Lombardi Award as the school's male athlete of the year. He was a first team All Patriot League selection twice, and was a consensus First Team All-American in 2004. 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. 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.
After his university career was complete, Kornegay signed a free agent contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). 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. In 2006, he played in 14 games and recorded 48 tackles and had his first career CFL interception.
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. 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. 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. On July 20, 2012, the Calgary Stampeders signed Kornegay. Calgary released Kornegay in January 2013.
Kornegay signed a one-day contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, as announced on August 26, 2014, by the Roughriders, so he could officially retire from the CFL while playing for the team he has been with for the majority of his CFL career.
- "Tad Kornegay". Saskatchewan Roughriders. Archived from the original on 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
- "Tad Kornegay Named Among Top 50 Canadian Football League Players". Fordham University. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
- Lions sign DB Kornegay
- 2011 West Division Final Game Notes Archived 2012-04-25 at the Wayback Machine, BC Lions.
- Lions and All-Star Mitchell agree on new deal, cfl.ca
- Stampeders sign veteran defensive back Kornegay. TSN.ca, July 21, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
- Tad Kornegay to retire as a Rider GlobalNews.ca, August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014.