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December 6, 2019

Argos re-up RB Bishop Sankey

Aug 10, 2017; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Bishop Sankey (43) runs the ball and avoids a tackle by Buffalo Bills defensive end Adolphus Washington (92) during the first half at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today the club has re-signed American RB Bishop Sankey through 2021.

Sankey, 27, was signed to the Argos practice roster in late October of this year. The 5’10, 202-pound running back most recently spent time with the AAF’s San Diego Fleet this spring, rushing 30 times for 119 yards over four games before the league suspended operations. Sankey was a second-round draft choice of the Tennessee Titans in 2014 and the first running back off the board that year. Over two seasons with the Titans (2014-2015) Sankey rushed 199 times for 762 yards and three touchdowns while adding 32 receptions for 272 yards and a touchdown in 12 games. The native of Wadsworth, Ohio spent the 2016 season on the practice rosters of the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. After being picked up by the Minnesota Vikings, Sankey suffered a season-ending injury in the first preseason game of 2017, ending his season.

The former University of Washington Huskie had a very illustrious career at the Seattle-based school rushing for 3,496 yards and 37 touchdowns and adding 67 receptions for 567 receiving yards over three seasons (2011-2013). Sankey was named First Team All-Pac-12 and a Second Team All-American after his junior season in 2013 after rushing for 1,870 yards, a single-season record, and 20 touchdowns. The running back left as the school’s leader in rushing touchdowns and third all-time in rushing yards.