Riders re-sign National OL Josiah St. John

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have re-signed Canadian offensive lineman Josiah St. John.

St. John (six-foot-five, 305 pounds) played all 14 regular-season games for the Roughriders in 2021, making one start at left guard. The 29-year-old also played the West Semi-Final and West Final.

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St. John initially rejoined the Roughriders during free agency in 2020. He finished the 2019 season with the Edmonton Elks, playing in the East Final. He also spent time with the Toronto Argonauts and BC Lions.

The Toronto native was the Roughriders’ first overall pick in the 2016 CFL Draft. He played in 22 games over three seasons, including 11 in 2018, helping the team reach the second-best rushing record of the season at 2,014 yards and the second-best rushing average per game at 111.9 yards.

Collegiately, he spent three years at the University of Oklahoma, playing in 15 games. As a senior, St. John had four starts in seven conference games.

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