Selected by Toronto in the second round (9th overall) in the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft… Signed by Toronto on May 16, 2013.
2014: Dressed in 12 regular season games, starting in 10, with the Argos….Recorded 16 defensive tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery…Week 2 vs. SSK, Recorded three defensive tackles and a sack….Week 4 at OTT, Recorded two defensive tackles and a sack.
2013: Dressed in 14 regular season games with 10 starts at DL for the Argonauts…Recorded 15 tackles and 4 sacks…Made 1 fumble recovery…2013 Playoffs Dressed at DT in Eastern Final loss vs Hamilton…recorded 1 DT
Played five seasons (2008-12) at Iowa State…2012 Played in 12 games for the Cyclones…Recorded 42 tackles and three sacks... 2011 Played in 12 games for the Cyclones…Recorded 12 tackles, 0.5 sacks and a pass breakup… Recorded a season-high three tackles and 0.5 sacks in win at Connecticut…2010 Played in nine games…recorded 15 tackles and added a forced fumble on the year…2009 Appeared in five games…recorded two tackles…2008 Redshirted his freshman season.
Cleyon Laing was born to Brenda and Clinton Laing on November 21, 1990 in Edmonton, Alberta. He has a son named Marshall. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Edmonton where he was a versatile player on both sides of the ball at receiver and defensive line. In 2007, Laing was named the Holy Trinity’s Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman and team MVP. As a senior, he was nominated for the Haliburton Trophy, given to the best football player in the Edmonton Metro Area. Cleyon was also a basketball player and was selected as a 2008 Edmonton Journal All-Star. He competed in track & field during his later years of high school, excelling in shot put, which he set a new provincial record. He also participated in javelin and discus. Laing majored in Liberal Arts Studies at Iowa State.