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CFL rushing star Messam lands deal with Dolphins

MIAMI -- Running back Jerome Messam, a 1,000-yard rusher in the Canadian Football League last year, has signed with the Dolphins, the team announced Wednesday.

Messam played the past two seasons in the CFL. With Edmonton last year, he had 195 carries for 1,057 yards and 27 receptions for 248 yards. He was the league's first running back since 2000 to rush for more than 1,000 yards, and he won the Most Outstanding Canadian Award.

A native Canadian, Messam played at Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa.

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