TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today the club has signed INT WR Austin Duke and INT DB Malik Davis.
Duke, 25, is the all-time leading receiver at the University of Charlotte, racking up record after record in his four years (2013-2016) for the 49ers. The North Carolina native is the school’s all-time leader in receptions (253), receiving yards (3,437) and receiving touchdowns (24), playing in 46 games for the 49ers. He holds each of the program’s top nine single-game receiving yard outputs with 13 100-yard games including a school record 254 in 2014 vs. The Citadel. Finished his career fifth all-time in FBS career receptions and seventh in career yards. The 5’9, 170-pound WR spent two years with the Carolina Panthers, playing on their practice squad in 2017 and through the pre-season in 2018, catching nine balls for 69 yards before being released as part of final cuts.
Davis, 6-2, 187-pounds, spent the last two years at Austin Peay contributing 155 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions, eight pass breakups and one forced fumble in 23 career games for the Governors. The Tennessee native was named Second-Team All-OVC as a senior last season. The defensive back played two seasons at East Central Community College (2015-2016) where he posted 83 tackles, two interceptions and two pass breakups on route to First-Team MACJC All-State honours in 2016.
The club also announced today INT DB Jalene Douse and INT WR Nate Rogers have been released.