Toronto Argonauts sign former Tarleton State standout Devin Hafford

Photo courtesy: Tarleton State Athletics

The Toronto Argonauts have signed American defensive back Devin Hafford, the club announced on Tuesday.

The six-foot-one, 210-pound defender signed with the New England Patriots after going unselected in the 2022 NFL Draft. He was released by the team shortly after but rejoined them briefly during training camp.

The 24-year-old spent six seasons at Tarleton State from 2016 to 2021 where he recorded 243 total tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 57 knockdowns, 12 interceptions, one forced fumble, and four fumble recoveries over 56 career games.

Hafford was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2021 as well as First Team All-WAC and Second Team AP FCS All-America. He was a college teammate of Ben Holmes, who is currently Toronto’s third-string quarterback behind McLeod Bethel-Thompson and Chad Kelly.