MISSISSAUGA - The Toronto Argonauts Football Club is pleased to announce that imports RB Darnell Jackson, DB Bryant Nnabuife, DB Jason Teague andLB Ronnie Thornton have all signed contracts with the club.
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Darnell Jackson, who attended Norwich University, spent four years with the team as both a running back and a kick returner. His best rushing year was in 2007 when, in 10 games, he recorded 1,052 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. His best year as a returner was 2006 when he returned 19 kickoffs for 588 yards and 3 touchdowns in 10 games.
Bryant Nnabuife (pro: NAH-BOO-FEE) attended the University of California. He spent three years there after transferring from Blinn Junior College following his freshman year. Nnabuife had his best year, statistically, during his freshman season at Blinn recording 38 tackles, one sack and two interceptions. He is actively involved in his community back home in Houston where he works with a program called 21st Century which sees him travel to different grade schools promoting healthy living through sport.
Jason Teague started 13 games as a senior at Texas Christian University, his final game was a win over Wisconsin in the 2011 Rose Bowl. Before joining TCU, Teague was one of the highest rated players in all of Junior College while attending Tyler Junior College. He’s attended training camps with the Calgary Stampeders and Houston Texans, and currently works as a graduate assistant/defensive backs coach at Tyler J.C.
Ronnie Thornton, who attended the University of Southern Mississippi, played three seasons for the team between 2008 and 2010. His best statistical season came as a junior when he totalled 114 tackles (44 solo and 70 assisted) and 10.5 tackles for a loss. Thornton, a graduate of the Criminal Justice program, is currently employed at a juvenile residential facility called AMI.