Mustangs offensive lineman signs with Argos

Richard Zulys, offensive lineman for The University of Western Ontario football team, has signed a contract with the Toronto Argonauts Football Club through 2011.

The 2008 CFL draft pick was among the few young Canadian players to secure a spot on North America’s oldest professional football club, which is celebrating its 135th anniversary this year.

Zulys returned to Western for a fifth season, where he stabilized the left tackle position and was named a second team OUA all-star. As team captain, he led the No. 3-ranked Mustangs to a Yates Cup championship and the school’s first appearance in the Vanier Cup since 1995.

“I’m really excited to be going to camp with the Argos,” Zulys said. “We had a great season here at Western and now I am just focusing on my training and being as prepared physically as I can for training camp.”

“I’d like to thank my coaches and teammates at Western for my five years with them. It’s been a hell of a ride and I wouldn’t have this opportunity without them.”

Zulys was the 37th overall (fifth round) pick in the 2008 CFL draft.