Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Ricky Foley Re-Signs In Toronto
The Toronto Argonauts Football Club is pleased to announce that national DE Ricky Foley has extended his contract with the club through the 2018 season.
Commented Argonauts General Manager, Jim Barker, “Ricky is from Toronto, a veteran of 10 CFL seasons, and a proven winner in our League. We are pleased he has committed long-term to our team and to his hometown.”
Foley returned to Toronto before the 2015 CFL season via trade with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He recorded 48 tackles, 6 sacks and 1 forced fumble this past year while playing in 16 regular season games. He made 4 tackles and a sack during the team’s Eastern Semi-Final playoff game.
Ricky Foley said, “This team has been through a great deal over the past few seasons but that’s all over now and I can’t wait for 2016. BMO Field is going to be electric and I’m really looking forward to a new beginning for this franchise, my teammates and our fans, as well as an opportunity to win another Grey Cup at home. The Six is my home and it feels good to know this is where I will be.”
A product of York University, Foley grew up in Courtice, Ontario which is about an hour drive east of Toronto. He has won Grey Cup championships with the B.C. Lions (2006), Toronto Argonauts (2012) and Saskatchewan Roughriders (2013). He was voted the Most Valuable Canadian of the 100th Grey Cup game at Rogers Centre, and in 2009 he was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian. Foley was originally drafted by the Lions with the fourth overall pick in the 2006 CFL Draft. A ten-year CFL veteran, his career regular season numbers include 56 QB Sacks, 343 defensive tackles, 57 special teams tackles, 12 fumble recoveries, 8 forced fumbles and 1 interception.
(Toronto Argonauts Football Club)
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nice early retirement bonus for him
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