The Kack is Back in Toronto
Four years ago, Chad Kackert made his debut with the Toronto Argonauts and looked like he was poised to be the running back of the future once Cory Boyd was finished in Toronto.
In 2012, Cory Boyd was released; Chad Kackert became the man in Toronto and led the Argos to a win in the 100th Grey Cup. The Kack was named Most Valuable Player of the 100th Grey Cup as he rushed for 133 yards from scrimmage and amassed another 62 receiving.
Kackert came into 2013 poised for another big year only to suffer a season-ending ankle surgery that forced him to announce his retirement at the beginning of the 2014 season. He stayed with the team as their strength and conditioning coach.
In May of this year, Kackert attended Argonauts mini-camp and was signed to the practice roster in June of this year. With Brandon Whitaker out of the lineup against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the 28-year-old made his triumphant return last night as the Argos enjoyed their fifth comeback win of the year in downing Winnipeg 27-20.
Chad Kackert is an incredibly fun player to watch that any team would love to have, and the Kack Attack was rewarded with the game ball for his efforts.
This couldn’t have happened to a better guy. Let’s all hope he’s put his injuries behind him.
The Argos are home to the RedBlacks next Sunday as they look to move to 6-2 on the year.
– written by Travis Currah