Happy Returns For Messam

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today national running back Jerome Messam has signed an extension to remain with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.

Messam (6’3 – 240) will return for his sixth CFL season and second with the Green and White. The Toronto native joined the Riders as a free agent in July, 2014. Last season the Graceland University product registered 382 rushing yards and one touchdown on 70 carries, while adding eight receptions for 134 yards in 14 regular season games. He was named Canadian Player of the Week after racking up 126 yards on 19 carries in an impressive week seven performance.

For his career the 29-year-old has accumulated 2,264 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 451 carries in 73 regular season games. He has also spent time with the Montreal Alouettes (2013) and Edmonton Eskimos (2011, 2012) after originally entering the league with the B.C. Lions in 2010.

Messam, the 2011 CFL Most Outstanding Canadian, was eligible to become a free agent on February 10th.