MISSISSAUGA – Love is in the air and the Toronto Argonauts Football Club is showing its affection by signing imports DE Michael Hancock, RB Chad Kackert and CB Dee Webb to contracts.
Michael Hancock is a 6-foot 7-inch defensive end who, in college, was a two-time National Rudy Award nominee for demonstrating character, courage, contribution and commitment as a member of the Florida Atlantic Owls. He was also a two-time game defensive MVP for his alma mater. In his senior year, he started all 11 games he played and recorded 7.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks and a fumble recovery for 34 yards. He joins the Argos after attending mini-camp with the Miami Dolphins and training camp with the UFL’s Hartford Colonials.
Chad Kackert was a four-year letterman at running back and also returned kicks for the University of New Hampshire Wlidcats. He was named Second- Team ALL-CAA for leading his team in carries during his senior year (168 carries for 780 yards and 10 TDs). In 2010, Kackert attended training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he was a final cut, and was later added to the Calgary Stampeders’ practice roster.
This will be Demetrice ‘Dee’ Webb’s second stop in Toronto after attending training camp with the Argos in 2009. The former Jacksonville Jaguar’s draft pick was later signed by the Calgary Stampeders where and spent most of the 2009 season on the Stamps’ practice roster. He was activated for one game, which he started at DB against the B.C. Lions, and made two tackles. Webb also has experience with the AFL’s Jacksonville Sharks and Philadelphia Soul.