December 21, 2017

Argos extend national fullback Declan Cross

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TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced Thursday that the team has signed Canadian fullback Declan Cross to a contract extension that will keep him in Double Blue through the 2020 season.

“Declan was a big part of our team’s success in 2017,” said Jim Popp, the Argos General Manager. “On and off the field, he is a true team player who leads by example. He took a big step forward this past season and we look forward to working with him as he continues to develop and progress as an exciting football player and great teammate.”

Cross, a fourth-round selection (27th overall) in the 2016 CFL Draft, has played in all 36 regular season games and two post-season games since joining the Argos.

The McMaster product has been a consistent contributor on special teams, posting 10 special teams tackles and manning a leadership role on coverage units.

In 2017, the Oakville, Ontario, native had a breakout year offensively, hauling in 36 passes for 366 yards while finishing third on the team in both receiving touchdowns (5) and yards after catch (274).

Cross, who was voted a Special Teams Captain by his teammates last season, caught all six of his targets for 51 yards in the post-season and was on the receiving end of two key two-point converts in the second half of the 105th Grey Cup, including the game-tying conversion in the fourth quarter.