Argos sign former NFL running back Karlos Williams

The Toronto Argonauts have signed former NFL running back Karlos Williams.

Williams was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round, 155th overall of the 2015 NFL Draft. The six-foot-one, 225-pound tailback rushed 93 times for 517 yards (5.6 yards per attempt) and seven touchdowns, while adding two more scores through the air in 11 games that year.

The Davenport, Florida native tied an NFL record during that same season recording a touchdown in six consecutive games to start his career. Williams then spent portions of 2016 and 2017 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He faced discipline for three separate substance abuse suspensions in the NFL for marijuana use, one for four games, another for 10 and the last was an entire year. But fortunately for Williams, weed is legal in Canada.

The former Florida State University Seminole spent four years (2011-2014) on campus. As a freshman and sophomore he played safety, making 39 tackles and one interception in 25 games.

After making the transition to running back one game into his junior season, Williams rushed for 1,419 yards and 22 touchdowns over 26 games during his final two years at FSU. Williams helped the ‘Noles win the BCS National Championship in 2014.

The Argos released international running back James Wilder Jr. at his request on the same day.

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