December 19, 2018

Riders extend defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy

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REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have extended international defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy, the team announced on Wednesday. Purifoy was set to become a free agent on February 12.

In his first season in Riderville, the 25-year-old played in 10 games and collected 27 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles and three interceptions.

Before joining Saskatchewan, the five-foot-11, 190-pounder spent the beginning of the 2018 season with the Ottawa REDBLACKS. He tallied 29 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble in seven games before he was released in August.

Purifoy also spent two seasons with the BC Lions (2016, 2017). In his rookie year, he played in 18 games and collected 43 defensive tackles, five special teams tackles, five sacks, one interception, one touchdown and four forced fumbles. In his second year with the Leos, Purifoy amassed 49 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles and three interceptions in 18 games.