Andre Durie

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Andre Durie
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Born: (1981-07-27) July 27, 1981 (age 39)
Mississauga, Ontario
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) RB/SB
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
University York University
High school Iona Catholic Secondary School
CFL draft 2007 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
20072016 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star 2013

Andre Durie (born July 27, 1981) is a former professional Canadian football running back/slotback who played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 2007 to 2016. He signed with the Argonauts on May 10, 2007 as a free agent after he went undrafted in the 2007 CFL Draft. [1] He played CIS football for the York Lions. As of 2016, Durie is longest tenured member of the Argonauts, having played for the team since 2007.

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College career

After attending Iona Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, Andre Durie played CIS football for York University in Toronto. He started playing for the York Lions in 2003 after he set a junior Ontario Varsity Football League record with 22 touchdowns in a season. In 2004, Durie had a record-breaking season starting eight games at running back and set an Ontario University Athletics record for single game rushing yards with 349 and single-season York records for rushing yards (1,367), scoring (96 points), and rushing touchdowns (15), and a career York record for rushing touchdowns (23). Durie also tied a CIS single-game record with six touchdowns to lead York to a 55-33 win over Waterloo. [2]

In the second game of the 2005 season he suffered nerve damage in his knee after a botched juke on third down and sat out the remainder of 2005 and 2006 seasons. [2]

Professional career

After overcoming injuries that hurt his CIS career, Durie impressed the Argonauts management at the league evaluation camp and he appeared in 5 games for the Argos in 2007. After suffering another injury setback which has cost Durie more than half of the 2008 season he returned to action on special teams and as back-up running back. [2]

In 2009, Durie dressed for all 18 games including weeks 1-5 as backup running back. In week 6 he made the switch to slotback and has remained in that role since, although still a backup. In this same season, he attained a 1000-yard kickoff return season, becoming the fourth Argonaut to do so, with 43 returns for 1033 yards. In the 2010 season, Durie won a job in the starting lineup as a RB/SB, but sees most of his touches as a receiver.

In 2012, Durie won his first Grey Cup, defeating the Calgary Stampeders, scoring a touchdown in the 35-22 win. [3] Durie had his best receiving season of his career during the 2013 CFL season, setting career highs in receptions with 92 and yards with 986. Following the 2013 season Durie re-signed with the Argos through the 2016 CFL season, a deal that will reportedly earn around $140,000 annually. [4]

Career statistics

[5]

Rushing Regular season Playoffs
YearTeamGamesNo.YardsAvgLongTDGamesNo.YardsAvgLongTD
2007 TOR 55367.2332Placed on injured reserve
2008 TOR 9252.530Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 18111.010Team did not qualify
2010 TOR 1811707.01502188.060
2011 TOR 17181065.9360Team did not qualify
2012 TOR 146345.72203200.050
2013 TOR 17161076.7220
CFL totals 98593596.13625382.780


Receiving Regular season Playoffs
YearTeamGamesNo.YardsAvgLongTDGamesNo.YardsAvgLongTD
2007 TOR 5000.000Did not dress
2008 TOR 9000.000Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 1822512.5160Team did not qualify
2010 TOR 185463211.7571223618.0250
2011 TOR 175466512.3434Team did not qualify
2012 TOR 147084212.050531415110.8201
2013 TOR 179298610.7483
CFL totals 98272315011.6571351618711.7251


Kickoff Returns Regular season Playoffs
YearTeamGamesNo.YardsAvgLongTDGamesNo.YardsAvgLongTD
2007 TOR 5000.000Did not dress
2008 TOR 924321.5230Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 1843103324.0840Team did not qualify
2010 TOR 18710615.12402294.5140
2011 TOR 172144021.0380Team did not qualify
2012 TOR 14100.0003000.000
2013 TOR 17000.000
CFL totals 9874162221.98405294.5140

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