Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Riders Add A Trio of D-Backs

Saskatchewan Roughrider head coach Ken Miller announced today the Roughriders have signed import defensive backs Daniel Francis and Jerron Wishom, along with non-import defensive back Joel Lipinski. Financial details were not released.

Francis (5’11 – 175 lbs) signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins following his four seasons at Louisiana State. He finished his collegiate career with 76 total tackles and 3.5 sacks and was a standout returner on special teams. Francis was selected to play in the 2007 East-West Shrine game in Houston.

Wishom (6’0 – 197 lbs) spent time with the Montreal Alouettes and in Cologne of NFL Europe last season. Wishom has been a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans over the past four seasons.

Lipinski (5’10 – 195 lbs) spent last season with Saint Mary’s and was named an AUFC all-star. Prior to spending the 2007 season with the Vancouver Island Raiders, Lipinski played three seasons for the University of Regina. He was named a 2005 Canada West All-Star and a 2005 Second Team All-Canadian.

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