Toronto extends Grey Cup hero, Canadian DB Matt Black

The Argonauts have signed Canadian defensive back Matt Black to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season.

“Matt is a testament to hard work and commitment to the Toronto Argonauts Football Club,” said Argos GM Jim Popp in a statement. “We look forward to his continued contributions to this team and city in his 10th year as an Argo.”

The 32-year-old has played 120 career CFL games, starting 43, all as a member of the Argonauts. Since being selected in the sixth round, 45th overall in the 2009 CFL Draft, he has posted 150 defensive tackles, 83 special teams tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries.

The Toronto native has suited up in seven playoff contests for the Double Blue, posting two defensive tackles, four special teams tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The two-time Grey Cup Champion (2012, 2017) closed out the 105th Grey Cup with an interception of Calgary QB Bo Levi Mitchell to hold onto a 27-24 lead for the Argos.