Anthony Coombs (Canadian football)

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Anthony Coombs
No. 1     Toronto Argonauts
Born: (1992-10-26) October 26, 1992 (age 25)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Career information
Status 6-game injured list
CFL status National
Position(s) RB
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
CIS Manitoba Bisons
CFL draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Drafted by Toronto Argonauts
Career history
As player
2014–present Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
  • Playing stats at

Anthony Coombs (born October 26, 1992) is a professional Canadian football running back for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). In the CFL’s Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings, he was ranked eighth best of the players eligible in the 2014 CFL Draft.[1] He was then drafted third overall by the Argonauts and signed with the team on May 27, 2014.[2][3] He played Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) football with the Manitoba Bisons.

Professional career

In his first three seasons Coombs was mostly used as a backup, or rotational player behind starting tailbacks Curtis Steele and later Brandon Whitaker. In his fourth season, and first under new Head Coach Marc Trestman, Coombs' role in the offense expanded greatly; averaging 5.2 receptions per game. On August 22, mid-way through the season, it was announced that Coombs would have to undergo shoulder surgery.[4] Trestman said he was hopeful Coombs could return to action before the end of the season.


  1. ^ "Revisiting the pre-draft Scouting Bureau -". 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Argos select Anthony Coombs at CFL draft". 14 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Boatmen lock up entire 2014 Draft class -". 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Report: Coombs to undergo shoulder surgery". 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2017-08-22. 

External links

  • CIS Bio
  • Toronto Argonauts bio

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