Edmonton Eskimos RB Jerome Messam Makes Transfer To The NFL

Edmonton Eskimos running back Jerome Messam has signed a multi-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, with no announced signing bonus.

Messam, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound tailback from of Brampton, Ontario played college ball at Graceland University in Iowa. He had 195 carries for 1,057 yards and six touchdowns for the Eskimos in 2011, good enough to be an All-Star.

Messam was the first Canadian-born running back to top 1,000 yards since the 2000 campaign and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian.

The 26-year-old Messam began his CFL career with the B.C. Lions, but a series of off-field incidents, including breaking a teammates jaw in a locker room fight, led to him being dealt to the Eskimos in 2011. He is a great blocking running back, which could mean Lex Hilliard is not brought back.

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