Argos add much needed depth by signing star RB!

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.


Excellent post! Argos are set for the future, now!

As adults we can forget what the magic of being at a live sporting event can be like to a child. We sometimes get caught up in the details of why our team is doing so poorly on the field, etc.

If this is the highlight of the year for the Argos this season, so be it. I enjoyed watching Darius’ day unfold on Twitter and it looks like he had a lot of fun. Here’s hoping it helps lead him to a speedier recover. Great work by the Argos and MLSE Foundation.

Looks like Argo fans are afraid the problems of the team are much deeper and won’t be much helped by the adding of a much vaunted RB regardless of his game breaking potential. Oh well…


Hopefully Raso will be at the Labour day classic. That will be the one time, ticats fans will put their pride aside and cheer for someone in an Argo jersey!

An Oskee wee wee to Raso.

He will be dressing for the game. He’s listed as a backup at the RB position but there’s no guaranty that he’ll get to play.