The Toronto Argonauts have officially signed Canadian running back Andrew Harris to a one-year contract extension. 3DownNation originally reported the signing last month.
The 35-year-old dressed for eight regular season games with the team this past season, rushing 114 times for 490 yards and catching 23 passes for 180 yards. He suffered a torn pectoral muscle in mid-August that was originally expected to be season-ending, but he remained with the team and made a miraculous return for their run to the Grey Cup.
The Winnipeg native rushed for 97 yards and one touchdown over two postseason games and caught two passes for 44 yards, culminating in a Grey Cup upset over his former team.
This is expected to be the final year of Harris’ playing career as he has agreed to become the head coach of the Vancouver Island Raiders in 2024. He has already signed a five-year deal with the club to serve as their head of football operations.
Harris broke into the CFL as a territorial exemption with the B.C. Lions after rewriting the Canadian Junior Football League’s record book as a member of the Raiders from 2006-09, helping the club win three national championships.
The five-foot-ten, 216-pound ball-carrier has played in the CFL for 12 seasons as a member of the Lions, Blue Bombers, and Argos. He has won four Grey Cups, one Grey Cup MVP, one Most Outstanding Canadian award, and been named a divisonal all-star six times.
He is the only Canadian player in CFL history to rush for more than 10,000 career yards and currently sits fourth on the league’s all-time yards from scrimmage list.
Harris has carried the ball 1,903 times for 10,151 yards and 51 touchdowns over the course of 184 career regular season CFL games. He has also caught 599 passes for 5,403 yards and 32 touchdowns.