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It’s the lone accomplishment still missing from Brandon Banks’s football resume.

On Sunday, the veteran receiver will look to help Toronto defeat the Montreal Alouettes in the East Division final. The Argonauts would advance to their first Grey Cup game since 2017 with a victory, but also move Banks a step closer to his first CFL championship.

“That [Grey Cup ring] is the one thing that’s missing,” Banks said after Toronto’s practice Friday. “I feel like I’ve done everything there is to do.

“I’ve always said, I’m not trying to prove anything to anybody. I’m just out here playing football and having fun again. I’m trying to preach throughout the locker room, telling the guys to help me get a ring.”

The 5-foot-7, 150-pound Banks – appropriately dubbed “Speedy B” – had 37 catches for 522 yards with four touchdowns in his first season with Toronto. Banks, 34, signed as a free agent with the Argos after he and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats mutually parted ways after the 2021 campaign.

Banks had 422 catches for 5,678 yards and 44 TDs in 111 career regular-season contests over nine seasons in Hamilton. He was a league all-star four times and in 2019 captured the CFL’s outstanding player award after registering a club-record 112 catches for 1,550 yards and 13 TDs.

Banks also played in four Grey Cup games with Hamilton, twice coming agonizingly close to victory.

In 2014, Banks returned a punt 90 yards for a TD with 32 seconds to play to put Hamilton ahead of Calgary. But the dramatic play was called back because of a penalty, allowing the Stampeders to secure the 20-16 victory at BC Place Stadium.

Banks had a 45-yard TD catch earlier in the game.

And in last year’s contest at Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton led Winnipeg 22-10 in the fourth quarter. But the Bombers rallied for the 33-25 overtime decision, their second straight Grey Cup victory over the Ticats (winning 33-12 in 2019).

Toronto is hosting the East final for a second straight year.

It seems there’s some actual playoff buzz in Toronto as the Argos have opened the upper east side of BMO Field for the game. That came after the original 19,000 allotted tickets were all sold.

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