Argos’ RB Andrew Harris passes Milt Stegall for fourth on all-time yards from scrimmage list

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Canadian running back Andrew Harris has passed Hall of Fame receiver Milt Stegall for fourth on the CFL’s all-time yards from scrimmage list.

Harris entered the Touchdown Atlantic clash between the Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders in need of 46 yards to move over the mark of 15,209 yards set by Stegall during his 14-year career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Harris, who departed his hometown Bombers this offseason to sign in Toronto, hit that mark in the third quarter with an 18-yard catch and run in which he finished by hurdling a defender.

While Stegall achieved his record almost exclusively through the air, Harris has been known as one of the best multi-tool backs in CFL history. Prior to kickoff, he needed just 114 yards rushing to become the first Canadian player to hit the 10,000-yard mark and the sixth player to ever do so.

The 35-year-old back still has some work to do before he can claim top spot on the all-time list. The reigning leader in yards from scrimmage is former Montreal Alouettes’ running back Mike Pringle with 20,255.