2012 Toronto Argonauts season

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2012 Toronto Argonauts season
Head coach Scott Milanovich
General manager Jim Barker
Home field Rogers Centre
Division place2nd, East
Playoff finishWon Grey Cup
Team MOP Chad Owens
Team MOC Andre Durie
Team MOR Armond Armstead
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The 2012 Toronto Argonauts season was the 55th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 140th season overall. The Argonauts finished in 2nd place in the East Division with a respectable 9–9 record, improving on their 6–12 record from 2011. The Argos hosted their first home playoff game since 2007 against the Edmonton Eskimos, the crossover team from the West, which the Argos won 42–26. Their next opponent was the Montreal Alouettes. In a close game, the Argonauts came out on top 27–20 and made it to the Grey Cup game. The Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup 35–22 over the Calgary Stampeders.



CFL Draft

The 2012 CFL Draft took place on May 3, 2012 live at 3:00 PM EDT. The Argonauts had six selections in the six-round draft, with no picks in the first and third rounds after completing trades for quarterbacks Ricky Ray and Steven Jyles respectively. [1] [2] [3]

RoundPickPlayerPositionSchool/Club Team
29 Cleyon Laing DE Iowa State
424 Herve Tonye-Tonye LB Northern Colorado
428 Quincy Hurst WR Manitoba
532 Luke Willson TE Rice Owls
640 Aaron Crawford LB Saint Mary's
641 Shea Pierre DB Windsor


WeekDateOpponentLocationFinal ScoreAttendanceRecord
AJune 13@ Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium W 29 – 2427,5851–0
BJune 19 Alouettes Rogers Centre W 25 – 2036,2142–0


Regular season

With a 31-26 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 27, the Argonauts clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2010. It also ensured that the Argonauts would play at home in the playoffs, something Toronto had not accomplished since the club's 2007 season.

Season standings

East Division
Montreal Alouettes 18117047848922 Details
Toronto Argonauts 1899044549118 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18612037653112 Details
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18612053857612 Details

Season schedule

  Win   Loss   Tie

WeekDateOpponentLocationFinal ScoreAttendanceRecord
1June 30@ Eskimos Commonwealth Stadium L 19 – 1535,5380–1
2July 7 Stampeders Rogers Centre W 39 – 3620,6821–1
3July 14@ Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium L 36 – 2724,2641–2
4July 18 Blue Bombers Rogers Centre W 25 – 2222,4852–2
5July 27@ Alouettes Molson Stadium W 23 – 2022,7733–2
6August 6 Lions Rogers Centre L 18 – 922,8413–3
8August 18@ Stampeders McMahon Stadium W 22 – 1428,2464–3
9August 27 Eskimos Rogers Centre L 26 – 1722,9124–4
10September 3@ Tiger-Cats Ivor Wynne Stadium W 33 – 3031,0325–4
11September 8 Tiger-Cats Rogers Centre W 45 – 3123,0616–4
12September 15@ Lions BC Place L 28 – 2328,5266–5
13September 23@ Alouettes Molson Stadium L 31 – 1023,2096–6
14September 29@ Blue Bombers Canad Inns Stadium W 29 – 1027,1697–6
15October 8 Roughriders Rogers Centre L 36 – 1025,1767–7
16October 14 Alouettes Rogers Centre L 24 – 1225,3487–8
17October 19 Blue Bombers Rogers Centre L 44 – 3223,4197–9
18October 27@ Roughriders Mosaic Stadium W 31 – 2629,7478–9
19November 1 Tiger-Cats Rogers Centre W 43 – 4027,2839–9



2012 Toronto Argonauts roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers


Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Inactive List


Practice Roster

Italics indicates Import player
Roster updated 2012-11-25
Depth Chart
Transactions (argonauts.ca)
Transactions (cfl.ca)
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Coaching staff

2012 Toronto Argonauts staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches


Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

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RoundDateOpponentLocationFinal ScoreAttendance
East Semi-FinalNovember 11 Eskimos Rogers Centre W 42 – 2625,792
East FinalNovember 18@ Alouettes Olympic Stadium W 27 – 2050,112
Grey CupNovember 25 Stampeders Rogers Centre W 35 – 2253,208



November 11:
Division Semi-Finals
November 18:
Division Finals
November 25:
100th Grey Cup
Rogers Centre  Toronto
E2 Toronto Argonauts 27
W4 Edmonton Eskimos 26 E1 Montreal Alouettes 20
E2 Toronto Argonauts 42E2 Toronto Argonauts 35
W2 Calgary Stampeders 22
W2 Calgary Stampeders 34
W3 Saskatchewan Roughriders 30 W1 BC Lions 29
W2 Calgary Stampeders 36

*-Team won in Overtime.

East Semi-Final

Edmonton at Toronto

East Final

Toronto at Montreal

Grey Cup

Calgary vs. Toronto

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