Earlier this week, former UConn center Alex Mateas was the first overall pick in the 2015 CFL Draft. And now Mateas will be joined in the league by a former Huskies teammate: running back Lyle McCombs has signed with the Toronto Argonauts.
McCombs, who rushed for 1,115 yards as a UConn freshman, left the football program last June as the fourth-leading rusher in school history (2,681 yards). He also has 11 career 100-yard rushing games. New coach Bob Diaco made the decision to move on from McCombs, who played his final college season at Rhode Island, an FBS school. There he rushed for 663 yards (4.8 YPC) and scored five touchdowns.
Back in June 2014, Diaco said that McCombs, who was the centerpiece of the Huskies' offense for his first two seasons, had "not met the expectations set forth by the group and for that he won't be moving forward with us."