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Andre Durie
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-07-27) July 27, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Mississauga, Ontario
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
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Andre Durie (born July 27, 1981, in Mississauga, Ontario) is a professional Canadian football running back/slotback playing for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. 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.

College career Edit

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 Edit

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 attatined 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]

Career statisticsEdit

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Rushing   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2007 TOR 5 5 36 7.2 33 2 Placed on injured reserve
2008 TOR 9 2 5 2.5 3 0 Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 18 1 1 1.0 1 0 Team did not qualify
2010 TOR 18 11 70 7.0 15 0 2 1 8 8.0 6 0
2011 TOR 17 18 106 5.9 36 0 Team did not qualify
CFL totals 67 37 218 5.9 36 2 2 1 8 8.0 6 0


Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2007 TOR 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 Did not dress
2008 TOR 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 18 2 25 12.5 16 0 Team did not qualify
2010 TOR 18 54 632 11.7 57 1 2 2 36 18.0 25 0
2011 TOR 17 54 665 12.3 43 4 Team did not qualify
CFL totals 67 110 1322 12.0 57 5 2 2 36 18.0 25 0


Kickoff Returns   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2007 TOR 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 Did not dress
2008 TOR 9 2 43 21.5 23 0 Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 18 43 1033 24.0 84 0 Team did not qualify
2010 TOR 18 7 106 15.1 24 0 2 2 9 4.5 14 0
2011 TOR 17 21 440 21.0 38 0 Team did not qualify
CFL totals 67 73 1622 22.2 84 0 2 2 9 4.5 14 0

References Edit

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