Wednesday, May 27, 2009

One More Body For Rider Camp

Yet another copy and paste from the /=S=/

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import receiver and returner Jeremy Gilchrist to a contract. Financial details were not released.

Gilchrist (5’10 – 174 lbs) spent two seasons at Hampton University after transferring from Virginia Tech where he played as a true freshman. He recorded 40 catches for 544 yards and two touchdowns in his senior season and also averaged 15.6 yards on 28 punt returns with three more touchdowns. The 23-year old had 69 catches for 1,043 yards and seven touchdowns to go along with a 19 yard average on 20 punt returns and three more scores as a junior. He was a first-team all-conference in 2007 and a second-team All-MEAC in 2008.

"Last year we all agreed we put too much on Weston's (Dressler) shoulders,” stated Riders Director of Personnel Joe Womack. “We felt putting the return game in someone else's hands would allow Weston to have more of an impact on offense. So, this winter we made a decision to alter our ratio, by adding a full time returner, which not ONLY helps Weston, but upgrades our special teams, too. Signing a couple of dangerous return men has been a priority for us, and we feel like we've achieved that goal. Jeremy certainly will bring a very high level of competition to training camp."

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