March 17, 2010



MISSISSAUGA – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club has added a fourth quarterback into the fold with the addition of Cleo Lemon.

Lemon has a wealth of NFL experience as both a starter and backup. His raw athleticism and ability landed him jobs with the Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s completed 211 of 379 career NFL regular season passes for 2,702 yards, and 8 touchdowns. The bulk of his experience was gained with the Miami Dolphins where he spent three years and started nine of 27 games. Lemon was stunning in his four years at Arkansas State and is still the school’s all-time leader in most passing categories.

Jim Barker, Head Coach, Toronto Argonauts, commented, “Cleo is a mobile quarterback with experience as a starter in the NFL.  He is smart, accurate and has a reputation as a solid decision-maker.  We are excited to watch Cleo compete with our other quarterbacks for the opportunity to lead our club.”

Lemon remarked, “Signing with the Toronto Argonauts is a great opportunity with a great organization.  Now it is my responsibility to be in the best shape of my life and learn as much about the Canadian game as possible before I hit the field.  I’m excited about this opportunity and intend to take full advantage of it.  I believe in preparation and will go full steam ahead in doing my part to help lead this team to future success.”