Riders extend DL Pete Robertson

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive lineman Pete Robertson to a contract extension.

Robertson (six-foot-two, 243 pounds) returns to the Roughriders after a strong season on the field in 2021. The Texas native played 10 regular-season games along the Roughriders’ defensive line, earning  10 defensive tackles and five sacks, while adding two special teams tackles. Robertson played in both the West Semi-Final and the Western Final where he tallied an additional six defensive tackles, three special teams tackles and one sack.

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Robertson was signed as undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2016 and along with Seattle spent time with Arizona Cardinals and Washington Football Team between 2016-2019. He played six regular-season games during that period, earning four tackles.

Collegiately, Robertson played 52 games over five seasons at Texas Tech (2011-2015) and made 227 career tackles, 22 sacks, 39.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, one touchdown, eight pass knockdowns, seven forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Robertson arguably had his best season as a junior where he was named All-Big 12 second-team and AP All-Big 12 first-team. He started in all 12 games that year making 81 tackles, 13 sacks, 15.5 tackles for a loss, seven quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery. His 13 sacks ranked first in the Big 12 Conference and sixth in the country.

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