Sam Acheampong

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Sam Acheampong
No. 96     Toronto Argonauts
96, Sam Acheampong, Oct 6, 2021.jpg
Acheampong with the Argonauts in 2021.
Born: (1996-01-12) January 12, 1996 (age 27)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Defensive lineman
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight270 lb (120 kg)
UniversityWilfrid Laurier
CFL Draft2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 20
Drafted byToronto Argonauts
Career history
As player
2021–presentToronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Samuel Acheampong (born January 12, 1996) is a Canadian football defensive lineman for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

University career[edit]

Acheampong attended Wilfrid Laurier University from 2015 to 2019 and played for the Golden Hawks, while being named a First Team OUA All-Star in his final year.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Acheampong was selected 20th overall by the Toronto Argonauts in the second round of the 2020 CFL Draft.[2] After the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season, he made the team's active roster following training camp in 2021 and played in his first professional game on August 7, 2021. Acheampong recorded his first career sack and a blocked field goal attempt in a Week 13 playoff-clinching win over the BC Lions on October 30, 2021.[3] He played in all 14 regular season games in 2021 where he had 16 defensive tackles and two sacks.[4]

In 2022, Acheampong played in 16 regular season games where he recorded 19 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, and one sack.[4] He played in both the East Final and 109th Grey Cup and won his first Grey Cup championship following the Argonauts' victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Acheampong was born in Brampton, Ontario and started playing football in grade 9.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Acheampong: 'Any team that's willing to give me a shot, I'm game'". CFL.ca. 2020-04-04. Retrieved 2021-10-31.
  2. ^ "Meet the 2020 Argos Draft Class". Toronto Argonauts. 2020-05-01. Retrieved 2021-10-31.
  3. ^ "Argos punch playoff ticket in OT win over Lions". CFL.ca. 2021-10-30. Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  4. ^ a b c "Sam Acheampong". Toronto Argonauts. Retrieved November 22, 2022.

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