February 14, 2019

Argos sign Two-time All-star WR Derel Walker

Edmonton Eskimos' Derel Walker #87 prior to the start of CFL action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' in Winnipeg on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (CFL PHOTO - Trevor Hagan)

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today the club has signed International WR Derel Walker.

Walker, 27, played 11 games for Edmonton last season, catching 51 balls for 875 yards and eight touchdowns. The 6’2, 188-pound wideout was named CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie and a CFL All-Star in 2015 after catching 89 balls for 1,110 yards and six touchdowns. The following year saw Walker named a CFL All-Star for the second consecutive season after posting 109 catches, 1,589 yards and 10 touchdowns (all second best in the league). Over 49 career CFL games all with the Eskimos, Walker has produced 287 receptions, 4,208 yards, and 26 touchdowns. The Texas native spent the 2014 & 2017 off-seasons with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers respectively.

The 2015 Grey Cup champion played two seasons at Texas A&M, catching 59 balls for 903 yards and five touchdowns in 24 games with most of that damage coming in his senior season when he went 51-818-5. Previous to his time with the Aggies, Walker spent two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College, tallying 44 catches for 864 yards and 10 touchdowns.