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February 13, 2019

Argos ink former Lion linebacker Micah Awe

The Canadian Press

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts torrid day in free agency continued Wednesday evening as they announced the signing of former BC Lion linebacker Micah Awe.

Awe was ranked No. 27 on CFL.ca’s top 30 pending free agent list.

Awe played in seven games in 2018, his second season with the BC Lions. He collected 31 defensive tackles and three special teams tackles.


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Awe, 25, widely respected around the league as the CFL’s hardest hitter, played all 18 regular-season games for B.C. during his 2017 rookie campaign, starting the last nine at LB. In two seasons with the Lions, Awe has played 25 games and recorded 85 defensive tackles, 19 special teams tackles and a forced fumble.

The native of Lagos, Nigeria has also spent time in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016 and with the New York Jets in early 2018.

The 6’0, 220-pound LB spent four seasons at Texas Tech between 2012-2015 and tallied 263 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, six pass deflections and one forced fumble. Awe had 126 tackles during his senior season which led the Big 12 and was tied for 14th in the NCAA.