Riders Officially Sign Messam: Plus DB Evans

The Saskatchewan Roughriders today announced the signing of national running back Jerome Messam.

Messam (6’3 – 245) is a four year CFL veteran after originally entering the league in 2010 with the B.C. Lions. After one season in B.C., the 29-year-old was traded to Edmonton where he amassed 1,057 yards rushing on his way to being named 2011 CFL Most Outstanding Canadian and League All-Star. The Toronto native attended Miami Dolphins training camp in 2012 before returning to Edmonton for the remainder of the season. He was traded to the Montreal Alouettes ahead of the 2013 season.

For his career, Messam has totaled 1,882 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on 381 carries while adding 698 receiving yards on 71 catches. He has played 59 regular season games.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders today announced the addition of international defensive back Ciante Evans to the teams practice roster.

Evans (5’11 – 190) joins the Riders after spending four seasons with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Texas native started 33 of 48 career games posting 143 defensive tackles, 19 pass knockdowns, 15 tackles for loss, five quarterback sacks and five interceptions.

The 21-year-old was named First Team All-Big Ten in 2012 and 2013.

One Response to Riders Officially Sign Messam: Plus DB Evans

  1. Doug w. says:

    Just courious , What’s with this National and International term now, just another of these darn Politically Correct things?? What’s wrong with useing Canadian for our Canadian players, and import for the US players? it worked for years. Welcome Jerome Messam , at least he can hang onto the ball. And, he is CANADIAN !!

    Doug w.

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