December 19, 2012

Argos release Boulay, add two to defence

Adam Gagnon Staff

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts announced today that non-import DB Etienne Boulay has been released by the Club.

Boulay joined the Argos on July 16, 2012 and played in 13 regular season games, recording 5 special teams tackle. He played in all three post-season games, including the 100th Grey Cup victory making one special teams tackle and one defensive tackle in the match

The Argonauts also announced today that import DL Donte Paige-Moss has re-signed with the Club, and import LB Shane Horton, whose father once played for the Argonauts, has signed on.
Paige-Moss first signed with the Argonauts on October 5, 2012. He spent weeks 14-16 on the team’s practice roster, and dressed for week 17 in Saskatchewan and week 18 against Hamilton.

He recorded one defensive tackle in each of those contests. He remained on the team’s practice roster during its championship post-season run. Paige-Moss was one of the most highly touted defensive prospects in the nation following his time at the University of North Carolina, and has also been a member of the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions.

Shane Horton spent one year as a freshman at UNLV and three more at the University of Southern California where he lined up on defence with his younger brother, Wes, and current Argonauts all-star defensive lineman, Armond Armstead. Horton, who grew up in California, began his college career as a free safety but was switched to linebacker before his first season with the Trojans.

His father, Myke, was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 1975 NFL Draft, but joined the Toronto Argonauts that same year. He played six games for the Double Blue before leaving the CFL. He returned to Canada in 1979 as a member of the Calgary Stampeders and played in 22 games over two seasons, being named a West Division All-Star in 1980. Myke later became known as “Gemini” in the popular American Gladiators television show.