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Cleyon
Laing
#90 Defensive Lineman
Cleyon
Laing
#90 Defensive Lineman
Height 6'3
Weight 280 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1990-11-21 (28)
Born Edmonton, AB
School Iowa State
Status NAT
Defensive Tackles 44
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 0
Sacks 6

CFL: 7

Argos: 6

Acquired: Signed as a free agent on April 30, 2017

2018: Started all 18 games at defensive tackle for Toronto. Named Toronto’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Named an East Division All-Star for the third time. Finished with six sacks and a career high 44 tackles.

2017: Played in 11 games, started 10. Had 10 tackles, one tackle for a loss, five sacks, nine QB pressures one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and four pass knockdowns. Named East All-Star for the second time. Playoffs: Started East Final and recorded one tackle in win over Saskatchewan. 105th Grey Cup: Started in win over Calgary. Had two tackles, one sack, one QB pressure, and combined with Jermaine Gabriel to force the fumble that resulted in Cassius Vaughn’s 109-yard TD.

2016: Signed as a free agent with Miami Dolphins February 23, released October 31…Signed as a free agent by Ottawa Redblacks November 3. Played in one regular-season game. Playoffs: Played in East Final win over Edmonton, recorded one tackle. 104th Grey Cup: Played in win over Calgary.

2015: Played 18 games, started all 18. Had 34 tackles for the Toronto Argonauts, adding eight sacks and two forced fumbles. Named an East All-Star for the first time. Playoffs: Started in East Semi-Final in Hamilton, recorded three tackles.

2014: Played in 12 games, started 10. Compiled 16 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery.

2013: Played in 14 games, started 10. Signed with Argos May 13. Recorded 15 tackles, four sacks and a fumble recovery. Playoffs: Dressed in East Final loss to Hamilton. Recorded one tackle.

2012: Selected by the Toronto Argonauts in the second round, ninth overall, in the CFL Draft. Returned to Iowa State for his final year of eligibility.

College: Played 38 games over four seasons at Iowa State. Had 71 tackles, and 3.5 sacks. Redshirted his freshman season.

Personal: Attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Edmonton. Played defensive line and receiver. Named Holy Trinity’s Team MVP and Most Outstanding Defensive Player, and was nominated for the Haliburton Trophy as the top player in Metro Edmonton. Was an all-star in basketball, also competed in track & field, where he established a provincial record in the shot put. He also competed in javelin and discus.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2013
TOR 14 15 0 4 0 0 0
2014
TOR 12 14 0 3 0 0 0
2015
TOR 18 34 0 8 0 0 2
2016
OTT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017
TOR 11 10 0 5 0 0 1
2018
TOR 18 44 0 6 0 0 0
Total
74 117 0 26 0 0 3

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-15
1 SSK 5 0 1 0 0 0
06-23
2 CGY 2 0 1 0 0 0
07-07
4 EDM 1 0 0 0 0 0
07-13
5 EDM 1 0 1 0 0 0
07-21
6 WPG 4 0 0 0 0 0
07-27
7 WPG 3 0 0 0 0 0
08-02
8 OTT 5 0 0 0 0 0
08-18
10 BC 2 0 1 0 0 0
08-24
11 MTL 3 0 0 0 0 0
09-03
12 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-08
13 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-22
15 SSK 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-28
16 CGY 3 0 0 0 0 0
10-06
17 BC 5 0 1 0 0 0
10-12
18 HAM 2 0 0 0 0 0
10-20
19 MTL 1 0 1 0 0 0
10-28
20 MTL 1 0 0 0 0 0
11-02
21 OTT 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total
44 0 6 0 0 0