Argos Add Franks & Sullivan To Defence

The Toronto Argonauts Football Club has added depth to its defence by signing DS/LB Stewart Franks and DB Reggie Sullivan.

Franks was an All-Conference safety for the Arkansas Pine-Bluff Golden Lions. Originally recruited as a receiver, he played just one game before being converted to a standout defender. Franks was a college teammate of 2009 CFL Outstanding Rookie, RB Martell Mallett. Since college, he’s suited up for the Arkansas Rhinos of the North American Football League and Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League.

Sullivan began his football career as a quarterback in high school and by the end of his collegiate days, he had been converted to a shutdown defensive back. The athletically-gifted Sullivan played just one season at Johnson C. Smith University before getting noticed by the AF2 League, NFL’s Carolina Panthers and the CFL.

Stewart Franks
Safety/Linebacker
6’3”, 218 lbs.
Arkansas Pine-Bluff
Born: June 17, 1986
Littlerock, Arkansas
1st Year Argos/1st Year CFL
Import

Acquired: Signed as a free agent with Toronto on March 23, 2010.

2010: Signed with the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League.
2009: Dressed as a receiver with the Arkansas Rhinos (NAFL).

College: Played four years (2005-08) at Arkansas Pin-Bluff…2008 Named First-Team SWAC…Started 12 games at safety and made 6 INTs for 96 yards…Led conference in interceptions…Scored an 89 yard punt return TD against Southern University… 2007 Started 11 games at safety and made 3 INTs for 119 yards…Registered 56 tackles…2006 Dressed in 4 games and made 1 INT for 12 yards…2005 Recruited as a receiver and played one game before being moved to safety for remainder of season.

Personal: Stewart attended Central H.S. in Littlerock, Arkansas and enjoys working out and playing video games. He was a Mass Communications major in college where he was also a teammate of former B.C. Lions’ running back Martell Mallett.

Reggie Sullivan
Defensive Back
6’2”, 210 lbs.
Johnson C. Smith
Born: February 24, 1985
Miami, Florida
1st year Argos / 1st year CFL
Import

Acquired: Signed as a free agent with Toronto on March 23, 2010.

2010: Signed with the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (AFL) and released.
2009: Signed with the Tennessee Valley Vipers (AF2) in March and granted leave from his contract to attend CFL workouts in April…Signed with the Carolina Panthers (NFL) as a free agent on May 26 and released in July.
2008: Did not play football.

College: Attended three universities but played senior season at Johnson C. Smith University in 2007… 2007 (Johnson C. Smith) Transferred to JCSU from Winston-Salem State University…Played safety for the Golden Bulls and recorded 21 tackles, one sack and one interception in nine games…2006 (Winston-Salem State) Did not play football…2005 (Winston-Salem State) Transferred to WSSU from Grambling State University…Converted to defensive back from quarterback and missed entire season due to shoulder injury…2004 (Grambling State University) Redshirt freshman as a quarterback.

Personal: Reggie Sullivan was born in Miami, Florida but lives year-round in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s works as a personal trainer and enjoys working out and playing basketball. A track athlete in high school, he majored in criminology at JCSU.

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