Riders bring OL Evan Johnson home to Sask

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national offensive lineman Evan Johnson for the 2021 season.

Johnson (six-foot-four, 290 pounds) returns to his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan after playing three seasons with the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

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Johnson was selected by Ottawa in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2017 CFL Draft. He went on to start as a rookie and played 44 games and won the 2018 Grey Cup with the club, developing into a dependable national presence on the offensive line.

Prior to the CFL, Johnson played his collegiate career at the University of Saskatchewan. As a senior, he was named a Canada West All-Star and U SPORTS second team All-Canadian, helping the Huskies offence average 32.6 points per game and 434 yards per game.

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