Toronto Argos sign University of Maryland running back Javon Leake

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed American running back Javon Leake.

The 23-year-old Leake spent time with the Detroit Lions in 2021 after playing one game for the Washington Commanders in 2020.

The six-foot, 206-pounder was signed as an undrafted NFL free agent in April 2020 by the New York Giants after three years at the University of Maryland.

During his time with the Terrapins, Leake ran for 1,144 yards and 17 touchdowns while returning kicks for 1,445 yards and three touchdowns in 30 career games. The North Carolina native was first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2019 and was named Big Ten return specialist of the year that same season.