Boatmen Secure Defensive Leaders
Toronto Argonauts

Posted Jan 15, 2007


Toronto Argonauts all-star defensive end Jonathan Brown and all-star cornerback Jordan Younger have welcomed the New Year by signing contract extensions that will keep them with the club through 2008.

Argonauts’ Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Rich Stubler enthused, “We’re very happy to keep continuity on our defence with two of our stellar performers.”

 

In three seasons as two of the best defensive players in the CFL, Brown and Younger have combined for two CFL All-Star awards, four East Division All-Star awards and a CFLPA All-Star nomination. Brown has twice led the team in sacks, accumulating 27 in three seasons, and is just three quarterback hits from tying Mike Campbell for fifth most sacks in club history. He is a two-time CFL Lineman of the Week and has been named CFL Lineman of the Month. Younger scored his first regular season CFL touchdown this season on a 72-yard interception return and has knocked away a staggering 22 passes over the past three years. His speed and agility have twice earned #26 CFL Defensive Player of the Week honours.

 

Jonathan Brown commented, “I’m happy to extend in Toronto and I’m ready to bring a Grey Cup championship back to Argos fans. I hope to lead our team back to the promised land on November 25 at Rogers Centre.”   

 

Brown and Younger have been teammates, on three different clubs, since 2003. Both signed with the NFL’s Washington Redskins in 2003 where they attended training camp. Following training camp, the pair was allocated to NFL Europe’s Amsterdam Admirals and then both found starting positions with the Argonauts in 2004 where they helped bring the city of Toronto its 15th Grey Cup Championship.



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