Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris announces retirement

Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris announced his retirement from the CFL Tuesday, after a 17-season career.

Burris, 41, was signed with the team three years ago and quickly became one of the most popular players, as well as a local legend, affectionately known as “Smilin' Hank.”

His career included three Grey Cup wins, most recently under the Redblacks last November.

“Now it’s time to enjoy the woman I married almost 13 years ago and our two handsome sons," he said at a press conference Tuesday. He said he would still be a part of the local community.

Redblacks general manager Marcel Desjardins announced at the press conference that Burris would be honoured at a future game. The date is yet to be announced.