Argos sign four from 2020 draft class, including first-rounder Churchill

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TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts have signed four of their 2020 draft picks, including first-round selection Theren Churchill.

Churchill, a six-foot-six, 295-pound offensive lineman from Stettler, Alta., was selected ninth overall by Toronto.

He spent three seasons at the University of Regina (2017-2019) where he started 25 games at right tackle.

Churchill played four seasons of junior football with the Edmonton Huskies, where he was a Prairie Conference all-star, before his time at Regina.

The Argonauts also signed defensive lineman Sam Acheampong (second round, territorial), fullback Dion Pellerin (fifth round) and receiver Sam Baker (sixth round).

Acheampong, (6-5, 247-pounds), was drafted 20th overall after four seasons (2016-2019) at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he was an OUA First Team All-Star in 2019 after posting 19 tackles, 5.5 sacks and one forced fumble in eight games.

Pellerin (6-5, 225 pounds) was chosen 42nd overall and was a four-year player at the University of Waterloo (2016-2019).

He was a first-team OUA All-Star in 2019 after rushing for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns and hauling in 14 passes for 131 yards and one receiving touchdown.

Baker (6-3, 210 pounds) was picked 48th overall and spent four seasons at the University of Saskatchewan (2016-2019). He hauled in 70 passes for 980 yards and 12 touchdowns in his Huskies career.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 22, 2021.

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