Markeith Ambles

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Markeith Ambles
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Ambles with the Argonauts in 2022
No. 17 – Toronto Argonauts
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-11-26) November 26, 1991 (age 31)
McDonough, Georgia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Henry County High School
College:Houston
Undrafted:2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career CFL statistics
Games played:29
Receptions:117
Receiving yards:1399
Receiving touchdowns:7
Player stats at CFL.ca

Markeith Ambles (born November 26, 1991) is an American professional gridiron football wide receiver for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Houston. He has also been a member of the Calgary Stampeders.

College career[edit]

Ambles began his college career at USC in 2010. He was suspended in October 2010 due to late arrivals to team functions.[1] After being dismissed from the team in November, he rejoined the team in January 2011.[2] Ambles withdrew from USC in August 2011 after being declared academically ineligible.[3] After spending the 2012 season with Arizona Western College, he transferred to Houston in April 2013.[4][5] Ambles played for Houston in 2013 and 2014.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

In May 2016, Ambles signed with the Toronto Argonauts.[7] He was released by the club as part of the team's final cuts before the start of the season.[8]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Ambles signed with the Calgary Stampeders on March 15, 2018.[9] He was promoted to the active roster in September 2018.[10] Ambles caught 28 passes for 306 yards with four touchdowns in eight games in the 2018 season before being injured just before the 106th Grey Cup which the Stamps went on to win.[11] In his second season with the Stampeders Ambles caught 35 passes for 407 yards in nine games. He suffered an ankle injury in late September 2019 which caused him to miss the remainder of the season.[12] He re-signed with the Stampeders on December 30, 2020.[13] However, the 2020 CFL season was cancelled and he did not play that year. In 2021, he played in all 14 regular season games where he had 54 receptions for 686 yards and three touchdowns. He became a free agent upon the expiry of his contract on February 8, 2022.[14]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On February 10, 2022, it was announced that Ambles had signed with the Toronto Argonauts.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sources: USC's Ambles suspended indefinitely". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010.
  2. ^ Kaufman, Joey (January 14, 2011). "Ambles set to rejoin team after previous dismissal". Daily Trojan.
  3. ^ "Ambles withdraws from USC, off football team". ESPN.com. August 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Former blue-chip receiver Markeith Ambles finds his way to Houston". SI.com.
  5. ^ "Former USC receiver Ambles lands at Houston". ESPN.com. April 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "Markeith Ambles - Football". University of Houston Athletics.
  7. ^ "Argos Sign Trio of Receivers". May 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "Making Moves: Tracking final cuts around the CFL". CFL.ca. 2016-06-18. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  9. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  10. ^ "Markeith Ambles ready to receive crucial duties for Calgary Stampeders | Calgary Sun". May 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "Stampeders lose receiver Markeith Ambles for Grey Cup | The Star". thestar.com.
  12. ^ Staff, 3Down. "Stampeders' receiver Markeith Ambles done for the season with ankle injury | 3DownNation". Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  13. ^ "Ambles Re-signs". Stampeders.com. December 30, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  14. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  15. ^ "Argos ink WR Markeith Ambles and DL Julian McLeod". Toronto Argonauts. February 10, 2022.

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