Argos officially add Andrew Harris, who GM Pinball Clemons calls ‘the best running back in the CFL’

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The Toronto Argonauts have officially agreed to terms with Canadian running back Andrew Harris following a six-year stint with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

“Respectfully, the best running back in the Canadian Football League,” said Argos’ general manager Michael Clemons in a press release. “Homegrown through junior football, he is not defined by his birth certificate but refined by our Canadian game. His will to win is only paralleled by his love of the game. Andrew is a gift, a game changer.” 

The 34-year-old joins the Argos with one of the most decorated resumes for a running back in CFL history. Harris has three Grey Cup championships, five CFL all-star nominations, six West Division all-star nominations, one Most Outstanding Canadian Award, two Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian awards, one Grey Cup Most Valuable Player award, has led the league in rushing three times, and is the CFL’s career leader for rushing yards by a Canadian player.

The Winnipeg native spent the last five seasons (2016-21) playing for his hometown Blue Bombers with whom he rushed for over 5,000 yards and 25 touchdowns while catching 340 passes for more than 2,500 receiving yards and another 10 majors.

The five-foot-ten, 216-pound running back began his CFL career with the B.C. Lions in 2010 and spent the first six seasons of his career on the west coast. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards twice and won his first Grey Cup in just his second season in the league in 2011.

Harris has accumulated 9,661 rushing yards, 5,223 receiving yards, and 83 total touchdowns over his 176 career games.