Argos sign QB Austin Simmons, who took over from Chris Streveler at South Dakota

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed American quarterback Austin Simmons, who took over from Chris Streveler at South Dakota.

Simmons, 25, spent parts of 2021 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes after originally being signed by the Ticats in December 2020.

The six-foot-one, 215-pound passer played five seasons at South Dakota, including a redshirt season, from 2015-19. The Iowa native would leave the school with the second-most passing yards (6,487), second-most completions (585), third-most yards of total offense (7,531), and fourth-most passing touchdowns (52) in program history.

Simmons was a team captain for the Coyotes in 2018 and 2019 following Chris Streveler’s departure to the CFL. Though not quite as mobile as Streveler, Simmons ran for 920 yards and 11 touchdowns over two seasons as a starter before turning pro.

The Argos also signed American defensive back Cam Glenn.

The 25-year-old spent the 2021 season on Toronto’s suspended list and played one game for the club in late 2019 after being signed in October that year. The six-foot-one, 205-pound Wake Forest product spent time with the San Francisco 49ers before his move to Toronto after being signed by the NFL team in May 2019.