February 16, 2017

Argos bolster receiving corps; add Fuller

Patrick Doyle/CFL.ca

TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have added what could be a game-changing weapon, announcing Thursday the signing of international receiver Jeff Fuller.

The 26-year-old played three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, racking up 1,251 yards before joining the Saskatchewan Roughriders late last season.

Fuller, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound, native of Stanford, Calif., arrives in Toronto with four seasons of CFL experience in all. The 102nd Grey Cup Champion has 93 catches for 1,285 yards and eight touchdowns in 26 career CFL games.

Prior to entering the CFL ranks, Fuller spent time in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins following four seasons at Texas A&M. During his time with the Aggies, he hauled in 233 passes for 3,092 yards and 34 touchdowns.

Fuller capped off his NCAA career having set the Aggies single-season records in touchdowns (12), receptions (72), and receiving yards (1,066). The three-time All-Big 12 honouree is the school’s all-time leader in touchdowns (34) and ranks second in both receptions and receiving yards.

The move addresses an immediate need for the Argos, giving them a big-bodied receiver with some experience.