REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed six of their 2014 Canadian Draft selections. Receiver Alex Pierzchalski, kicker John Mark, receiver Kristopher Bastien, defensive back Matt Webster, offensive lineman Kyle Paterson and linebacker Travis Bent have all agreed to contracts.
Financial details of the signings were not released.
Pierzchalski was selected in the second round (18th overall) out of the University of Toronto where he registered 149 receptions for 1,617 yards and 13 touchdowns in 32 career collegiate games.
Mark was taken in the third round with the 20th overall pick. In eight 2013 regular season games with the University of Calgary, Mark made 15 of 17 field goals (88%) and added 62 punts for 2,600 yards (41.9 yard average) including a 63 yard long.
Bastien was taken with the Riders second pick in the third round, 26th overall. The Concordia University product recorded 37 receptions for 592 yards and six touchdowns in eight 2013 games.
Webster signs with the Riders after being selected in the fifth round (39th overall) out of Queen’s University. Last season Webster had 16.5 defensive tackles and two interceptions in just four regular season games.
Paterson joins the Green and White after being picked in the fifthe round (45th overall) from the University of Regina. The Weyburn, SK product has played 20 games for the Rams through four seasons.
Bent was selected in the sixth round (54th overall) from Concordia University. Last season Bent played eight games registering 29 defensive tackles, five tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and one interception.