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Brandon Whitaker

Running Back  Toronto Argonauts

Height:   5' 10''   Weight:   200

March 30, 2017    Brandon Whitaker News

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Whitaker re-signed with the Argonauts on Thursday.

Whitaker was an East Division All Star in 2016, amassing 1558 total yards and seven touchdowns in 18 regular season games. The eight-year CFL running back also recorded 189 carries, good for third in the league, and his 1009 rushing yards were second only to Calgary's Jerome Messam. Whitaker will look to put together another strong season in 2017.

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October 22, 2016

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Whitaker carried the ball nine times for 37 yards and caught eight passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in Friday's loss to the Stampeders.

He now leads all CFL running backs in catches (77), receiving yards (527) and receiving TDs (four). The Argos are now out of the playoffs, so it's possible that the front office elects to give another RB a look over Whitaker in their final game of the season, Nov. 5 in Edmonton.

October 16, 2016

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Whitaker carried the ball six times for 25 yards and caught four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss to the Roughriders.

It was his third receiving TD and fifth total TD on the season, but Whitaker's first score in five games. The Argos' offense is a mess right now, but the running back is still its most consistent performer.

October 11, 2016

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Whitaker lost three yards on three rushes and gained 22 yards on four receptions in Monday's 48-20 loss to the Stamps.

The veteran running back was stymied on the ground for the first time in 2016, with both his rushing attempt and yardage totals representing season lows. The Argos fell behind by a significant margin relatively early in the contest as well, further dampening Whitaker's prospects for rushing opportunities. Despite the disastrous outing Monday, Whitaker's 830 rushing yards on the season represent his best total in that category since his career-high 1,381 yards with the Als back in 2011. He'll look to rebound when the Argos face off against the Roughriders in Week 17.

October 3, 2016

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Whitaker carried the ball 12 times for 95 yards while adding six catches for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to the Alouettes.

He's now Toronto's leading receiver on the season with 61 catches, in addition to being second in the CFL in rushing yards with 833. The Argos did some housecleaning on their roster Monday, releasing four wide receivers, so expect Whitaker to continue seeing a large share of the team's touches on offense.

September 24, 2016

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Whitaker carried the ball six times for 38 yards while adding nine catches for 46 yards in Friday's loss to the Redblacks.

The Argos fell into an early hole, limiting Whitaker's opportunities on the ground, but he compensated with the team-high nine grabs. He currently sits second in the CFL with 738 rushing yards on the year, just one yard behind league leader Jerome Messam.

September 17, 2016

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Whitaker gained 108 yards on 12 rushes and added one catch for 12 yards in Saturday's 46-29 loss to the Blue Bombers.

The veteran Baylor product was highly effective in his limited opportunities on the ground, equaling his season-best rushing total that he had originally established back in Week 9 against the Eskimos. Whitaker's 700 yards rushing represent his third-highest showing in that category over his career, and he remains on pace for the second 1,000-yard season of his career.

September 12, 2016

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Whitaker carried the ball 12 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns while adding three catches for 19 yards in Sunday's win over the Tiger-Cats.

Amazingly, those were the first two rushing TDs of the season for Whitaker, who's otherwise been solid with 931 combined yards through 11 games.

September 6, 2016

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Whitaker carried the ball eight times for 50 yards while adding six catches for 39 yards and a touchdown in Monday's loss to the Tiger-Cats.

The two teams combined for over 900 yards of total offense in the wild affair, and Whitaker got his fair share of the action. The score was just his second of the season though, both coming through the air, as he remains a secondary option in the Argos' offense.

September 1, 2016

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Whitaker totaled 35 yards on nine carries and added 20 yards on five receptions in Wednesday's 16-13 loss to the Lions.

The veteran back fell back to earth after a season-high 108 yards rushing last week versus the Eskimos. He did manage his third-highest reception total of the season and most since Week 4 versus the Redblacks, but only tallied four yards per catch. Whitaker's production typically fluctuates week-to-week, but he may find some decent running room in coming games with Ricky Ray once again behind center.

August 13, 2016

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Whitaker carried the ball 12 times for 43 yards while catching one pass for 14 yards in Friday's loss to the Blue Bombers.

Logan Kilgore, in his second start in place of Ricky Ray (knee) at quarterback, threw five interceptions in the game which made it impossible for the Argos to sustain any drives and get Whitaker more involved in the offense. With 571 combined yards through seven games, the 30-year-old RB is on pace for his third straight season with 1000 or more yards from scrimmage, but overall it's been a bit of a disappointing 2016 so far for Whitaker.

August 1, 2016

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Whitaker gained 57 yards on 14 carries and tallied 49 yards on four receptions in Sunday's 23-20 victory over the Redblacks.

The Baylor product went over 100 yards of offense for the first time since Week 3 and made his usual contributions through the air. Whitaker has been solid for the Argos in 2016, tallying double-digit carries in four of Toronto's first six contests and notching at least four receptions in all but one of those games as well. Factoring in Sunday's production, Whitaker has totaled a combined 514 yards of offense over the first six weeks of the season.

July 26, 2016

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Whitaker carried the ball 15 times for 67 yards while catching four passes for 16 yards in Monday's win over the Alouettes.

The 30-year-old continues to be a two-way threat out of the Argos' backfield, rushing for 224 yards through five games but adding 24 catches for 184 yards and a score. Whitaker has topped 1000 combined yards in each of the last two seasons despite missing a handful of games due to injury and he's well on pace to make it three straight in 2016.

July 14, 2016

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Whitaker carried the ball five times for just 18 yards Wednesday but also caught six passes for 54 yards and his first touchdown of the season in a loss to the Redblacks.

He also attempted a pass of his own but it fell incomplete. Whitaker hasn't been able to get much going on the ground so far this season, rushing for just 157 yards through four games, but his 20 catches and 168 receiving yards have allowed him to retain solid fantasy value. His previous career highs as a receiver are 72 catches for 638 yards, set back in 2011 with Montreal, but given his current role in the Toronto offense he appears poised to challenge or even top those numbers.

July 8, 2016

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Whitaker gained 97 yards on 13 carries and netted 55 yards on seven receptions in Thursday's 25-14 victory over the Lions.

The veteran back enjoyed his most productive game to date, tallying a season-high 152 yards of total offense. Whitaker was outstanding on the ground, frequently swallowing up solid chunks of real estate against the Lions front. His pass-catching prowess was on full display, with his seven receptions serving as a season-best figure. With the Argos apparently seeking to keep a semblance of balance for veteran quarterback Ricky Ray this season, Whitaker appears primed for heavy use throughout the campaign.

July 1, 2016

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Whitaker gained 40 yards on 11 rushes and added 33 yards on four receptions in Thursday's 30-17 victory over the Roughriders.

While the performance wasn't anything particularly noteworthy, it certainly represented a significant improvement over Whitaker's frustrating Week 1 effort. He found himself the recipient of just three carries in the blowout defeat last week, as the Tigercats' defensive line stonewalled him on his few opportunities. The 30-year-old found some easier sledding against the Roughriders on Thursday, and was able to make solid contributions in the passing game as well. The former 1,000-yard rusher will attempt to build on the positive outing in the Argos' Week 3 matchup versus the BC Lions.

June 24, 2016

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Whitaker carries the ball just three times for two yards in Thursday's loss to the Tiger-Cats, although he did catch three passes for 26 yards.

Hamilton's defensive line dominated the line of scrimmage, completely stifling Toronto's running game while also sacking Ricky Ray six times. Whitaker will have better, more productive matchups ahead though and at the moment has little competition for the lead role in the Argos' backfield.