Staying in The Six: Argos lock down Toronto native, Canadian OL Jamal Campbell
The Toronto Argonauts have re-signed Canadian offensive lineman Jamal Campbell for three years through the 2022 season.
He was eligible to become a free agent on February 11.
In 2019 the the six-foot-six, 305-pound Toronto native cracked the starting lineup for the first time in his career, starting the final 11 games at right tackle. He’s thrilled to be back with his hometown team.
“This is important, it’s everything. This is the organization that first believed in me. Toronto is where I want to be, we’re trying to build something here,” Campbell said.
The 26-year-old Campbell also caught the first pass of his career last season, a one-yard touchdown reception from McLeod Bethel-Thompson in a 28-27 win over Winnipeg on August 1 at BMO Field.
The Argos third round selection in the 2016 CFL Draft is a graduate of C.W. Jeffreys Collegiate Institute and York University. He’s established himself as someone incredibly active in the community and in 2017 was recognized by Toronto.com for his contributions by being named an “Urban Hero”
“Jamal has become a leader on the field, he’s always been a leader in the community,” Argos general manager Michael “Pinball” Clemons said.
“Signing him was a natural fit. He wants to be in this community, he wants his community to grow, and he want to impact youth. He wants to one day have his own foundation. He is built in this community, loves community, and now desires to build community.”
Campbell was a member of the 2017 Grey Cup champions.
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