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Argos Sign Two Canadians; All-Star DB Tunde Adeleke & LB Fraser Sopik

February 13, 2024 - Canadian Football League (CFL)
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TORONTO - The Toronto Argonauts Football Club announced today they have signed Canadian DB Tunde Adeleke and Canadian LB Fraser Sopik.

Adeleke, 28, played 10 games with Hamilton in 2023 tallying 31 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles and one forced fumble. The 5'10, 208lb Ottawa native spent the last four seasons with Hamilton where he blossomed into a one-time CFL All-Star (2019) and thee-time East All-Star (2019, 2021-2022), while playing in two Grey Cups. The Carleton alum was selected by Calgary in the third round of the 2017 CFL Draft and would play two seasons for the Stampeders, getting to the Grey Cup two times, winning the whole thing in 2018. The seven-year CFL veteran has played 86 career CFL games and tallied 232 defensive tackles, 34 special teams tackles, five sacks, five interceptions, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Sopik, 26, played 12 games for Hamilton in 2023 and recorded two defensive tackles, nine special teams tackles and one fumble recovery. A fourth-round pick in 2019 by Calgary, Sopik played three seasons with the Stampeders, reaching the playoffs each season. For his career, the Western product has tallied 33 defensive tackles, 39 special teams tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 59 career games. The Toronto native was a decorated college football player at Western (2015-2018), winning USPORTS and OUA Stand-Up Defensive Player in 2018, All-Canadian in 2018, and Vanier Cup Defensive MVP in 2017. Sopik recorded 212 tackles, 18.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks in 39 games for the Mustangs.

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