June 20, 2012

Getzlaf extended by Green Riders

CFL.ca Staff

REGINA — Chris Getzlaf will continue to wear Rider green for the forseeable future.

Wednesday, the Roughriders announced that the Regina native has agreed to a contract extension with the team.

» BY THE NUMBERS: Chris Getzlaf career stats – 171 REC, 2,795 YDS, 23 TD

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Following the announcement, Getzlaf expressed his excitement throughhis Twitter account.

“Now that it is official, I am very happy to say that I will be a #Rider for at least a few more years!”

In 2011, the University of Regina product enjoyed a breakout campaign, leading all Saskatchewan receivers with 1,071 receiving yards, while finishing second in the league with 10 touchdowns.

It was the first time in his five-year career that he eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark.

The 29-year old was rewarded for his efforts by being named Saskatchewan’s nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian.