TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today the signing of International WR Duron Carter.
Carter, 27, is a two time CFL All-Star (2014, 2017) playing in his fifth CFL season. Known recently for playing on both sides of the ball, Carter has amassed 266 receptions, 4,031 yards and 26 touchdowns in 65 career games as a receiver. In 2018, Carter has been used primarily as a defensive back with Saskatchewan due to injuries to their secondary, recording 13 tackles and one interception, returned 28 yards for a touchdown. Coming off his best season as a pro in which he also played both wide receiver and defensive back for the Roughriders, 2017 saw Carter catch 73 passes for 1,043 yards and eight touchdowns as well as nine tackles and one interception returned 43 yards for a touchdown. In Week 11 of 2017, Carter had a career day hauling in 11 passes for 231 yards vs. Ottawa. With the exception of 2015 in which Carter spent with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, the 6’5, 205-pound receiver lined up for the Montreal Alouettes between 2013 and 2016, racking up 185 receptions for 2,877 yards and 17 touchdowns in 40 games.
The native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida played his Freshman season of University football for the Ohio State Buckeyes where he caught 13 balls for 176 yards and one touchdown. Carter transferred to Coffeyville Community College, a Kansas Junior College for his Sophomore season, where he began to come into his own hauling in 44 passes for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns in only nine games. His last two seasons of University were spent at Alabama and Florida Atlantic, respectively, but eligibility issues kept him off the field. Carter is the son of eight-time NFL Pro Bowler and 2013 NFL Hall of Fame inductee, Cris Carter, and nephew of former Toronto Raptors Head Coach Butch Carter.
The club also announced 2017 CFL East All-Star INT DB Cassius Vaughn looks to be out for the remainder of the season with a suspected torn Achilles. Further tests will be conducted to confirm.