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Argonauts sign Canadian QB Brannagan

TSN.ca Staff

3/15/2010 2:19:45 PM

The Toronto Argonauts have signed former Queen's quarterback Danny Brannagan to a contract that will see him in double-blue through the 2012 season.

''We are thrilled to welcome Danny to the Toronto Argonauts,'' Argonauts head coach Jim Barker said in a release. ''We believe he is a special individual who brings a lot to the table. He can make all the throws and he understands the Canadian game and how to read defences.  We are excited to watch Danny compete with the other quarterbacks we have signed.''

Brannagan led the Queen's Gaels to their first Vanier Cup Championship since 1992, earning the Most Valuable Player and Yates Cup MVP honours along the way.  In a prolific five season career at Queen's, Brannagan passed former Argo Tommy Denison as the leading passer in Gaels history.

''I'm very excited about this opportunity,'' Brannagan said. ''I'm fortunate to have had a successful university career and realize that not a lot of people get to compete at the next level.  The Argos have a great and storied football program that I've followed growing up.  I was lucky to meet several members of the coaching staff at the CFL Evaluation Camp and I was very impressed with them.  I look forward to going out there and competing for a spot on the team.''