Argos sign South African

TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:37 AM ET

Former South African rugby player Jaco Booyens signed with the Argos yesterday and will be in camp in May as a kicker.

Booyens never has played a down of football, but has worked out for two NFL teams.

Argos director of player personnel Greg Mohns sees Booyens as a prospect with good skills. He doesn't expect Booyens to chase incumbent Noel Prefontaine but says the South African has a good leg and lots of potential.

"The next step is to see how he's going to perform with a football uniform on and live bullets flying at him," Mohns said.


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