Abbotsford’s Dion Pellerin has signed with the Toronto Argonauts. (Twitter photo)

Abbotsford’s Dion Pellerin has signed with the Toronto Argonauts. (Twitter photo)

Abbotsford’s Dion Pellerin signs with Toronto Argonauts

Mouat grad set to join CFL team for 2021 season, details on season not yet released

Abbotsford’s Dion Pellerin has signed with the Toronto Argonauts.

The Canadian Football League club announced the W.J. Mouat grad’s addition to the team on Monday (March 22).

Pellerin most recently spent four seasons with the University of Waterloo Warriors, collecting 2,304 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns.

He was named an Ontario University Athletics all-star in his final season with the Warriors in 2019, rushing for 1,090 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns on the ground and one passing touchdown.

Pellerin was chosen in the fifth round, 42nd overall by the Argos in the 2020 CFL draft last April. He’s expected to suit up as a fullback with Toronto.

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Pellerin was a strong player on the Hawks during his time at the Abbotsford high school, and earned the Kevin Chin memorial scholarship and was named a AAA East division all-star in his Grade 12 year. He also helped Team BC beat Team Alberta in the 2015 ABC Bowl.

Pellerin was also a solid rugby player during his time at Mouat and in Abbotsford.

He joins an Argonauts team that finished third in the CFL’s East division with a record of 4-14. The Argos failed to make the playoffs in 2019.

RELATED: Pellerin, Dietrich sign with university teams

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