May 15, 2017

Argos sign former FAU RB Martese Jackson

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today that the team has signed international running back Martese Jackson.

Jackson, a 5-6, 192-pound, native of Asherville, North Carolina, played three seasons at Florida Atlantic after transferring from Fort Scott Community College, registering 240 rushing yards and one touchdown while adding 22 kickoff returns for 392 yards with the Owls.

Jackson previously spent time with both the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes, signing with the Als during training camp in 2016 after a brief stop with the Bombers.


The FAU product returned four punts for 45 yards and two kickoffs for 59 yards in last year’s preseason finale between Montreal and Toronto, also adding a defensive tackle and special teams tackle. Following training camp, Jackson was released and signed with the Alouettes practice roster, where he spent the duration of 2016.

The Argonauts also announced today that the club has released international defensive back Ri’shard Anderson.