The Toronto Argonauts Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of 2001 Heisman Trophy winner, QB Eric Crouch.
Commented Assistant GM/Director Player Personnel, Greg Mohns: â€œEric is an incredible athlete and we are looking forward to him becoming a big part of our team. We were extremely happy with his showing at the workout, and we saw a lot of Matt Dunigan in his skill-set. He worked hard to gain arm strength and he already has a very quick release. He has an outstanding ability to run and throw the football and coach Austin is already looking to devise plays that take advantage of Ericâ€™s talents. It has been a very long process that started several years ago, and weâ€™re happy to see the deal close.â€?
Crouch becomes the third former Heisman Trophy winner to play for the Toronto Argonauts. That list includes:
2001 - QB Eric Crouch, Nebraska
1989 - QB Andre Ware, Houston
1984 - QB Doug Flutie, Boston College
Remarked Eric Crouch: â€œIt has been a long time coming and Iâ€™m excited to be part of the Argonauts. I canâ€™t wait to get to camp and I am eager to become part of the Toronto community.â€?
Crouch played college football at the University of Nebraska where he cemented himself as one of the most prolific pivots in school history. In his four years at Nebraska, Eric carried his team to the Big 12 championship and received numerous awards and accolades. His college career culminated with a Heisman Trophy as the best player in US college for 2001. In that year, he established the school record for most total offence (2,625 yards) and most rushing attempts (203) by a QB. Over his last two seasons with the Cornhuskers, Crouch scored an incredible 38 rushing touchdowns and threw for 18 more.
After spending parts of the past four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL, Crouch most recently played with the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe where he played safety.