Friday, March 19, 2010

Riders Add Receivers

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import wide receivers Aaron Fairooz and Cary Koch to contracts. Financial details of the signings were not released.

Fairooz (6’6 – 210 lbs) played 47 games at Central Arkansas. He ranks second in school history with 186 receptions and 26 touchdowns, setting the school record with 2,797 yards (15.0 avg). He rushed five times for 17 yards (3.4 avg) and gained 78 yards with a pair of scores on two blocked punts. He recorded two tackles and scored 170 points. As a junior, Fairooz shattered school single-season records with 76 receptions for 1,197 yards (15.8 avg), adding 12 touchdowns. He gained 17 yards on four reverses and blocked two kicks, returning one 49 yards for a score. He earned All-American and All-Gulf South Conference first-team recognition on offense and second-team All-GSC accolades on special teams.

Koch (6’0 – 198 lbs) began his college career at Tulane before transferring to Virginia where he played his final three seasons. In 29 games played, the Baton Rouge native tallied 63 receptions for 702 yards and three touchdowns. In high school, Koch won a number of awards including being named MVP as a running back when Dunham claimed a state championship. He rushed for over 1,700 yards and 27 touchdowns in his senior year. Koch (pronounced Coke) also played basketball and was named a member of the All-State team as a guard.

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