The Toronto Argonauts have signed seven-year-old running back Darius Raso to a short-term try-out contract. Terms of the deal were not available at press time.
“We are thrilled to add a player of Raso’s stature to our roster,? Argonauts General Manager Jim Popp said. “Raso’s determination, strength and love for football and the Toronto Argonauts are an inspiration to us all and we know he will be a tremendous asset both in the locker room and on the field.?
Raso will report to the Argos in time for team meetings on Thursday morning before taking part in his first practice as a member of the Double Blue in the afternoon at Lamport Stadium. He’ll dress for his first career game on Sept 2nd against the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton.
Darius Raso has battled through chemotherapy treatment for leukemia to fulfill his lifelong dream of cracking the Argo roster. With the question marks surrounding James Wilder’s future with the Boatmen, Raso’s signing enables the Argos to add much needed depth in the backfield.