109th Grey Cup hero Henoc Muamba re-signs with Toronto Argonauts

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The Toronto Argonauts have re-signed 109th Grey Cup hero Henoc Muamba.

The 33-year-old returns for this third season in double blue after becoming only the second player ever to win the Grey Cup’s Most Outstanding Player and Most Valuable Canadian awards.

The six-foot, 230-pound linebacker had three tackles and a crucial fourth-quarter interception with just over three minutes remaining to help the Argos defeat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by a score of 24-23 to win their record 18th Grey Cup title last November.

The 10-year CFL veteran tallied 75 defensive tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions in 17 games last year, helping lead the Argos to a second consecutive first-place finish in the East Division and their first Grey Cup title since 2017.

The Mississauga, Ont. native joined the Argos from Montreal where he was named the Most Outstanding Canadian in the CFL, a CFL all-star 2019, and an East Division all-star in 2018. Muamba previously played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2016 and 2017, and four games for the Alouettes in 2015 following a two-year NFL stint playing for the Indianapolis Colts.

The St. Francis Xavier University alum was selected first overall by Winnipeg in 2011 and played his first three professional seasons with the Blue Bombers becoming a CFL All-Star for the first time in 2013.

Overall, Muamba has recorded 592 defensive tackles, 78 special teams tackles, 17 sacks, eight interceptions, 14 forced fumbles and one touchdown in 135 regular season games played. He has been nominated as his team’s Most Outstanding Canadian five times, Most Outstanding Player twice, and Most Outstanding Defensive Player three times.